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Syria: Preparations for civilian and militant evacuation underway in eastern Aleppo01:26

Syria: Preparations for civilian and militant evacuation underway in eastern Aleppo

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
October 19, 2016 at 14:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage captured in the Bustan al Qasr district on Wednesday showed preparations for the evacuation of civilians and militants out of eastern Aleppo.

The operation comes as a result of a Syrian-Russian-Iranian collaboration, as well as the initiative of local civil groups inside the city walls. Moscow announced on Tuesday that both Russian and Syrian air forces had halted airstrikes in the besieged city of Aleppo as parties plan for an eight hour ceasefire on Thursday.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that the humanitarian pause was to allow civilians to leave Aleppo and for aid to be delivered to the city. Militant fighters in eastern Aleppo will also be allowed to leave the city with their arms via two corridors in a bid to de-escalate the fighting in the city.

Syria: Preparations for civilian and militant evacuation underway in eastern Aleppo01:26
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Footage captured in the Bustan al Qasr district on Wednesday showed preparations for the evacuation of civilians and militants out of eastern Aleppo.

The operation comes as a result of a Syrian-Russian-Iranian collaboration, as well as the initiative of local civil groups inside the city walls. Moscow announced on Tuesday that both Russian and Syrian air forces had halted airstrikes in the besieged city of Aleppo as parties plan for an eight hour ceasefire on Thursday.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that the humanitarian pause was to allow civilians to leave Aleppo and for aid to be delivered to the city. Militant fighters in eastern Aleppo will also be allowed to leave the city with their arms via two corridors in a bid to de-escalate the fighting in the city.

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