Russia to introduce humanitarian pause in Aleppo Nov. 4

MOSCOW, Nov. 02 (MNA) – Moscow decided to introduce a humanitarian pause in Aleppo on Friday "to avoid senseless victims".

Russia will introduce a 10-hour humanitarian pause in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday, Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said.

"To avoid senseless victims, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu decided to introduce a humanitarian pause in Aleppo from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 4 on behalf of Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin," Gerasimov said Wednesday.

On October 20, the Russian "humanitarian pause" was introduced in Aleppo to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians from eastern part of the city via eight designated corridors. During the humanitarian pause, al-Nusra Front terrorist group, currently known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, prevented civilians from fleeing the city, attacking them.

Aleppo has become the scene of ferocious battles between the Syrian army and the militants holding the city's eastern districts, with many international organizations voicing their concern about the civilian population trapped in the city torn by war.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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