In the course of attacks by militants in Western parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, 14 people were killed and over 50 were injured, including three Russian officers from the Center for reconciliation. About this informed the head of main operational Department of the General staff of the Russian armed forces, Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy, reports “Interfax”.
According to him, three day “humanitarian pause” neighborhoods in Western part of Aleppo 52 times fired by fighters from mortars and jet systems. In addition, 15 times opened fire on the humanitarian corridors.
“During one of the attacks injured three officers of the Russian Center for reconciliation,” confirmed rudskoy. He added that despite the incident, Russia was able to convince the command of the Syrian army not to yield to provocations and not to open return fire on militants.
Simultaneously, the Armenian President said that Russia is ready to send humanitarian pause in Aleppo on the first request, but only if there is reliable information on the readiness to evacuate from the city the sick, wounded, civilians, reports TASS.
He also recalled that on October 20 in Aleppo for three days from 08:00 was introduced humanitarian pause while the Syrian government troops cease fire. During these pauses to exit from Aleppo was prepared for the eight corridors: two for the rebels with weapons and the evacuation of sick and wounded six civilians, added on November.
“Once again I pay your attention that since October 18, a ten-kilometer zone around Aleppo completely stopped flying aircraft of Russian air force and Syrian air force. A moratorium on the strikes of the Russian and Syrian aircraft around this town will be extended”, – stressed Armenian President.
20 November it became known that in Syria three officers of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties received minor injuries in the result of the impact of the terrorist fire for humanitarian corridors at the checkpoint of the government forces in El-Malark. “To provide medical care to all Russian soldiers taken to the base Hamim. To their life threatens nothing”, – reported in the day in the center.
Remains stumbling block to compromise on the situation in Aleppo is a problem of the disengagement of the moderate opposition and terrorists, on which Russia insists. October 19, the situation in Syria at the talks in Berlin discussed the presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After the talks, Merkel and Hollande urged Russia to extend the truce in Aleppo. The Chancellor stressed that divide the moderate opposition and terrorists under the bombs is impossible, and the French leader called meaningless such a short truce.
Earlier, on 20 October, media reported that in Aleppo militants groups “Dzhebhat Fatah al-sham” (formerly “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, an organization banned in Russia) and “Ajras al-sham” conduct aimed fire on civilians.
According to journalists at the scene, under fire of rocket launchers and sniper weapons got both civilians and rebels who decided to call Syria and Russia to cease participation in hostilities. In addition, it became known that in the area of Aleppo from the positions taken by terrorists, was attacked the correspondent and the operator RT Arabic. The incident was caught on surveillance camera of the defense Ministry.
As passed by one of the journalists from the Lebanese television channel Al Mayadeen, on the eve, the militants threatened to burn the houses of those who will take advantage of the Russian proposal and the Syrian authorities to leave the city. At the same time it was reported that the army of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad strictly observes the ceasefire.
We will remind, the situation in Aleppo in recent years has greatly increased. The West accuses the Syrian government and Russia in the bombing of civilians and armed opposition. Damascus and Moscow indicate that strikes solely at the terrorists.