Russia Halts Aleppo Air Strikes Ahead of 8-H Truce for Terrorists’ Withdrawal

Russia Halts Aleppo Air Strikes Ahead of 8-H Truce for Terrorists’ Withdrawal
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:37:07

Moscow has announced that Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo ahead of a brief truce, a move the Kremlin said showed “goodwill” as it faces mounting criticism for backing a brutal regime offensive.

It came a day after Russia said there would be an eight-hour “humanitarian pause” in the battered city on Thursday, a move welcomed by the United Nations and the European Union which nevertheless said the ceasefire needed to be longer to allow the delivery of aid.

The US State Department voiced scepticism regarding Moscow’s latest initiative while welcoming a halt in the bombing.

French and Russian presidents Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a “working meeting” on the Syrian crisis Wednesday in Berlin, the French leader’s office said.
 

SA - 12

string(980) "[{"id":"1874166","sort":"3645686","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/10/18/alalam_636124034721480156_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Russia to Take New Political, Military Decisions if ISIS Redeployed to Eastern Syria"} ,{"id":"1874040","sort":"3645687","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/10/18/alalam_636123875699318719_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"URGENT: Russian DM Says Russia, Syria Halt Airstrikes on Aleppo"} ,{"id":"1872785","sort":"3645688","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/10/15/alalam_636121505498935105_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Russia Responds Possible US Attacks in Syria with S300, S400 Air-Defense Systems"} ,{"id":"1872568","sort":"3645689","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/10/15/alalam_636121202857337421_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Great Possibility of Confronting Between US-Russia in Syria"} ,{"id":"1872377","sort":"3645690","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/10/14/alalam_636120558955176908_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"Russia, Syria Sign Agreement on Aviation Deployment in Syria + VIDEO"} ]"