The defense Ministry said that two Russian soldiers from the from the Center of the Russian Federation to reconcile the warring parties in Syria were slightly injured in the shelling of militants in Aleppo on Friday.
“The soldiers were quickly evacuated to a safe area of the city where they were given necessary medical assistance. Threats to their life there,” – said the Agency “Interfax” in the military.
The Russians suffered when rebels in Aleppo fired one of humanitarian corridors. In addition, one of Syrian television journalists with shrapnel wounds was taken to hospital.
The shelling was conducted in the Western section of the road Castello (Aleppo), open for the exit of armed groups. The militants entrenched in the Eastern part of the city, were firing gas cylinders from rocket launchers homemade “Hell fire” mortars.
From a humanitarian corridor in the district of Castello road evacuated about 50 representatives of Russian, Western and Arab media.
We will remind, earlier the Russian defense Ministry announced the beginning of the humanitarian pause. It will last from 9:00 to 19:00 Friday.
On the website of the Ministry of defense also organized live broadcast from cameras installed in the areas of crossings of humanitarian corridors. The same stream is from the camera of the UAV flying along a humanitarian corridor on the road of Turin. After the attack online stream the website of the Ministry of defense suspended.
On 23 October, Syrian government forces resumed the offensive in the South of Aleppo, managing to establish control of important heights and objects. According to various estimates, in the Eastern parts of the city are about seven thousand of terrorists representing various gangs.
On October 28 the Russian General staff has addressed to Vladimir Putin with a request to renew air strikes against militants in Eastern Aleppo, said the head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy. According to him, the Russian Center reconciliation and administration of Aleppo negotiate the evacuation of civilians and the release of militants from areas under their control.
The head of state considered it inappropriate resumption of airstrikes HQs of the Russian Federation in Aleppo, told reporters presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov
31 Oct newspaper the Times, citing intelligence reportedthat Russia is preparing full-scale military offensive on Aleppo, planning to use the political lull in the United States, which will occur there at the time of the presidential election. According to the newspaper, the operation will begin this week and, according to Russian plans, should be completed by mid-January 2017.