Extract from a message from Christians in Aleppo to the French website Le Veilleur de Ninive (Watchman of Nineveh).
"It's going very badly! Over the last two or three days, the rebels are firing rockets on Christian neighbourhoods. We were not able to sleep at night because of the "hawn" rockets
The supply of electricity and water are often cut off, phone calls and internet are sporadic. We are totally besieged by the rebels, we do not know how it will end ...
The army has sent reinforcements to protect us. Rebels have directly threatened Christians and Alawites, promising them the same fate as those of Maaloula. Soldiers are ready to fight until the end.
For now, the ' Arab Syrian Army has managed to repel the rebels. The army has also instructed the Christian militia go and protect the churches.
Aid cannot reach most, and all foods are scarce, we eat rice and bulgur wheat and that's it. There is neither meat, nor cheese, nothing!"
"This video was shot at sunset, last night it gives an idea of how the night goes for the unfortunate inhabitants of Aleppo. Notice that no major media is giving any account of the
situation here." Original in French here