World Bulletin / News Desk
The people of Aleppo have have taken matters in their own hands by burning tires to hinder the attacks with a screen of thick black smoke.
Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah shared a video on Facebook on his page of an asking environmentalists to forgive Aleppo’s besieged citizens for creating the smoke. The clip, filmed on Monday, has been viewed nearly 50,000 times in just a day.
“We’re sorry [for harming the environment], but we are burning these tires in Aleppo to stop the crimes of the Russians and the Assad regime,” the man said. “We’re very sorry, please forgive us.”
On social media, people are using the hashtag #AngerForAleppo to express frustration and solidarity with the people affected by the airstrikes.
On Monday rebel fighters shot down a Russian helicopter killing all five on board.
The aircraft was returning from delivering humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Aleppo, Russian officials said.