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More than 600,000 Syrians in Aleppo at a risk of genocide, warns opposition

ALEPPO, SYRIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Search and rescue team members carry out search and rescue operation on the rubble of a building after the war crafts belonging to the Russian Army bombed in the al-Shear district of Aleppo, Syria on September 28, 2016. ( Jawad al Rifai - Anadolu Agency )

The spokesman for the opposition High Negotiation Committee, Riad Nassan Agha, has warned that more than 600,000 Syrians in eastern Aleppo are at risk of genocide. The threat of mass extermination is very real, he insisted.

Drone footage shows the level of devastation in Aleppo

According to Al Arabiya news channel, Agha said on Wednesday that two million people are without drinkable water after water treatment plants in Aleppo were bombed by the regime and Russia.

The World Health Organisation and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Tuesday for the evacuation of dozens of sick and wounded people from eastern Aleppo to safe places where they can be offered treatment. The WHO also pointed out that only 35 doctors are at present in the region and are treating more than 250,000 people.

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