Hundreds protest against militants in E. Aleppo, rallies brutally dispersed – Russian MoD

Resistance against the terrorists and rebels controlling eastern Aleppo has been growing amongst the civilian population trapped in the city, Russia's Defense Ministry said. Eleven protests have been staged in militant-controlled areas since the beginning of the week.

In the past 24 hours alone, some 1,500 civilians in four Aleppo districts have risen up against the militants, ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday, citing intelligence data.

The demonstrations were violently suppressed by the jihadists, his statement said, adding that dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured in eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, when militants opened fire at those protesting the occupation.

The mood for protests and resistance is apparently sweeping across larger militant-controlled areas in Aleppo, RT's Murad Gazdiev reported from Syria.

A number of videos have emerged online, purportedly showing people standing up to the rebels. In one of them, crowds can be seen chanting for everyone to go to the local council, demanding that it take down and deal with militant groups.

Unrest is growing at the rebel presence in parts of the city, as the population is deprived of food and is not being allowed to leave. There has also been an attempt by desperate civilians to seize a food storage depot used by the militants, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Any routes out of eastern Aleppo are extremely dangerous, as terrorists have mined the streets leading to humanitarian corridors. Not only civilians, but also militants who decided to quit the resistance are being shot at and killed, according to local reports, which also say that punitive actions are being staged on a daily basis.