ALEPPO (QHA) -

About 70 thousand people emigrated from villages to the south of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last three days, BBC reported citing Zaydun Al Zoabi, the chairman for the Union of Syrian health care organizations.

According to him, the territories outside Aleppo have emptied.

- We have seen people who have neither tents, nor shelters. People were asking for food, at least some sandwiches. No medical care. Incessant shelling. The sky is filled with bombers and helicopters, and people are scared. They're scared to death.

Three days ago, Syrian government forces with the support of the Russian aircraft have launched a new offensive against the militia south of Aleppo.

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