Residents of eastern Aleppo held protests in the city, trying to leave territories controlled by the militants, to which the militants responded by opening fire at the civilians, Sputnik International reported.
"The militants dispersed the demonstration, shooting at the protesting from a heavy machine gun and then mined all the approaches to the checkpoint and placed snipers on the roofs of nearby houses," Konashenkov said describing one of the incidents, involving about 300 civilians.
In a different area in eastern Aleppo, about 200 civilians were demonstrating and trying to make way to a territory controlled by Syrian government forces. The militants opened fire at the demonstrators.
"Seventeen people died at the site, including two teenagers of 13 and 15 years of age, over 40 people were wounded," Konashenkov said.
He added that the militants detained about 10 men whom they deemed responsible for organizing the demonstrations and then killed all of them.