Putin orders new humanitarian pause in Aleppo on Nov. 4

A child near the Bustan al-Qasr checkpoint in eastern Aleppo, where the humanitarian corridor begins for militants who decided to give up their weapons and leave Aleppo.

A child near the Bustan al-Qasr checkpoint in eastern Aleppo, where the humanitarian corridor begins for militants who decided to give up their weapons and leave Aleppo.

Michael Alaeddin / RIA Novosti
'This decision has been coordinated with the Syrian leadership'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered enacting a humanitarian pause in Syria’s Aleppo on Nov. 4, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the head of the Russian General Staff, said on Nov. 2.

Gerasimov told reporters the humanitarian pause will last from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. "to avoid senseless victims."

"This decision has been coordinated with the Syrian leadership," he added.

Gerasimov said civilians and militants will be able to leave Aleppo via eight humanitarian corridors.

According to the Russian military, the armed groups continue firing at these corridors to prevent civilians from leaving Aleppo.

Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Aleppo on Oct. 18.

Source: TASS.com

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