Civilians trapped inside the war-torn city of Aleppo have begun posting goodbye messages to their loved ones on social media while begging for the conflict to come to an end.
As the battle for the city came to an effective end yesterday, residents inside Aleppo, fearing for their lives, took to social media to post emotional messages.
In the three videos below, various citizens from inside the city plead for an end to the conflict. In one video, the first, activist Lena Shame describes being in the “middle of a genocide” before adding, “This may be my last video.”
In the second video, Abdulkafi Alhamdo, a professor, tells the camera, “Please, there is no minute to spare. Please, please stand with Aleppo.”
In the third video, Omar Arab pleads for help before being interrupted by gunfire.
The reason that this is so important is because the world’s view of the Syrian conflict has largely been driven by YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook – making it one of the world’s most documented wars through amateur videos and coverage.