On Thursday afternoon, the Russian military announced the Aleppo truce would be extended by 24 hours. In turn, civilians are allowed to evacuate from the city’s besieged eastern districts, effectively avoiding collateral damage during an upcoming Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive to retake Aleppo entirely.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said President Vladimir Putin had ordered the extension to 16:00 (13:00 GMT). Thereby, no airstrikes will target rebel-held areas of Aleppo until Friday afternoon.

Unfortunately, local rebels have rejected the truce and in several cases blocked residents from leaving through the city’s 8 newly established humanitarian corridors. Earlier today, a SAA corridor checkpoint was even shelled by an unknown rebel faction.

Nevertheless, UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland said he hoped hundreds of sick and wounded could be evacuated by the deadline. Mr Egeland said he hoped the first of “several hundred” people most in need of medical help could be brought out on Friday with the help of the World Health Organization and the Red Cross.

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Terence Silvestre Jr.
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2016-10-20 19:21

To Russia and with all the Siria real and good friend’s, those pigs terrorists in Aleppo don’t deserve your mercy. While alive even one of them no civillian may leave nor receive assistance without risking their lives by terrorists hands.
Beat and destroy them once at all without break. Because is the only exit for all the Aleppo good citizens suffering there.

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2016-10-20 20:11

What is very interesting for Syria and Russia in such operation is to debunk the ugly propaganda against them at the UN as the UN, the WHO and the Red Cross and so does the whole world through them, simply witness who is doing war crimes and the simple fact they force civilians to stay in a war zone is a serious offense in the range of the war crimes! Moreover, shooting at UN personal is probably the stupidest thing you can do as you will find yourself not with the UNSC on your a*s but the full general assembly… Read more »