The sound of a ceasefire being shattered is caught on camera by a citizen journalist in eastern Aleppo. New footage has been released online reportedly showing fresh fighting in the besieged city.
American Muslim citizen journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem, who on Monday posted what he thought was his final message as Syrian forces pushed into rebel-held areas, tweeted that shelling had resumed.
“You maybe thinking this is an old video but it’s not,” he says to the camera,” it’s a new one and it’s taking place right here, right now on the day when it was supposed to be an agreement for cessation of hostilities. Now apparently that hasn’t happened because regime forces had been firing through out the city.”
Syrian state TV said rebel shelling of a district, recently recaptured by the army, had killed several people, while those in the rebel-held areas blamed regime forces for the fighting.
Another video uploaded by media activist Mojahed Abu Joud shows him walking amongst the rubble as bombing is heard in the distance.
“The truce that started yesterday hasn’t been respected, we witnessed the launching of dozens of bombs. And there are wounded people from these bombings by the regime and its Iranian militant allies,” he said.
Another video shows defiant rebels singing that they will stay “until the pain will disappear, and live here until the melody is sweeter.”