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    Extension of Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo Depends on Saturday's Developments

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    A decision on the extension of the humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be taken based on the situation on Saturday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian General Staff said earlier that the humanitarian pause in Aleppo has been extended for one day, from 08:00 to 16:00 local time on October 22.

    “We will have a look at today’s developments,” Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.

    The Russian and Syrian governments agreed to stop airstrikes on Islamist fighters controlling parts of Aleppo starting Thursday to ensure the safe evacuation of unarmed militants, and civilians from eastern Aleppo via eight designated corridors.

    On the same day, despite the humanitarian pause, al-Nusra Front terrorists opened fire on civilians who wanted to leave the Syrian city of Aleppo near the entrance of the Bustan al-Qasr humanitarian corridor, several people have been wounded.


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