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    Terrorists Use Grad Missile Systems to Launch Offensive in Aleppo's South-West

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    Terrorists have launched an offensive against the Syrian army in Aleppo's south-west, using Grad multiple rocket launchers, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene on Thursday.

    According to the correspondent, militants launch rocket strikes on Syrian army's positions on strategic heights, including in the area where an air defense unit is deployed. Militants strike Syrian army’s and militia's positions near the 1070 district of Aleppo.

    Terrorists are redeploying reinforcements to the south-west of Aleppo, according to Syrian military intelligence data.

    Mobile communication and the Internet have not worked in the city since Thursday morning.

    On October 20, the Russian "humanitarian pause" was introduced in the embattled city of Aleppo to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians from eastern Aleppo via eight designated corridors. During the humanitarian pause, al-Nusra Front terrorist group, recently renamed as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, prevented civilians from fleeing the city, attacking them. On Sunday, the government forces started offensive in the south of Aleppo after the end of the humanitarian pause.

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