Syria conflict: Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' to take effect

Syria conflict: Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' to take effect
 

A "humanitarian pause" announced by Russia is to formally come into effect in Syria's city of Aleppo to allow civilians and rebels leave the city.
Moscow earlier said air strikes by Russia and Syria's government had been halted two days ahead of the pause.
But a powerful jihadist group has refused to leave rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo.
Last month, Syrian government forces encircled rebel groups and launched an all-out assault backed by Russia.
Some 2,700 people have been killed or injured in the bombardment since then, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 62
Source: BBC
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