Image shows Hezbollah, Iranian militia detain civilians in Aleppo

An image of Iranian and Lebanese militia civilians detained while trying to leave besieged Aleppo. (Twitter)

Pro-regime media outlets have published an image allegedly showing Iranian and Lebanese militiamen detaining and killing civilians who were trying to leave besieged Aleppo.

In the image, which has gone viral on social media, soldiers carrying weapons are seen standing over men lying face down on the ground.

An eyewitness testimony from the head of White Helmets Aleppo center published a voice recording in Arabic saying Iranian militia arrested a pregnant woman on Friday after executing her husband in front of her at a checkpoint.

 Syrian media activist, Hadi Abdullah, confirmed to Al Arabiya English the incident involving Iranian and Hezbollah militias.

According to him, they were met with Hezbollah and Iranian militia at checkpoint where they stopped them and began firing with 23 mm machine guns and expelled the Red Crescent and the Red Cross vehicles by threatening them.

He then said the militias took out all the men from the buses, and took their belongings, making them take off most of their clothes and laying down on the floor.

Abdullah backed what the White Helmet rescue worker said, that one of the men who went out with his pregnant wife had resisted the militias after a militant harassed his wife and was subsequently killed among others.

After the incident, the wife started to bleed due to shock. Abdullah explained, and was taken to regime-held areas.

The militiamen then sent the rest of the civilians back walking to the besieged areas, he added.

Syrian rebels accused Iran and its Shiite-backed militias on Saturday of holding up a deal to evacuate civilians trapped in the remaining rebel bastion in Aleppo.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50