In Aleppo, Syria, where he began to operate humanitarian pause, the militants groups “Dzhebhat Fatah al-sham” (the former name of “An-Nusra”, an organization banned in Russia) and “Ajras al-sham” conduct aimed fire at civilians who try to leave the city. It is reported by Lebanese channel Al Mayadeen.
According to correspondents of the channel, under ground, under fire from 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 cameras, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, is spoken in the message channel.
The Russian defense Ministry on Thursday on its website conducts online broadcast from cameras installed on the agreed routes of the militants from the Eastern part of Aleppo. Four cameras show the situation at the checkpoints of the route from the Castello and in the area Masharka. Also is being broadcast from the cameras of drones that monitor humanitarian corridors.
As reported by one of the journalists from 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, the report notes that the army of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad strictly observes the ceasefire.
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RBC emphasizes that broadcasts in Arabic from Beirut channel Al Mayadeen sympathetic to the Syrian authorities – in particular, refers to opponents of the Assad regime terrorists and fighting against them – the anti-terrorist operation.
About shooting through the humanitarian corridor in the area of Bustan al-Qasr in Eastern Aleppo, reported the correspondent of RIA “Novosti” with the event. According to him, the fire from mortars and small arms. The journalist reported that it landed six minutes in the area of humanitarian corridors in the North of Aleppo, the Castello, the situation is calm, the Agency said, explaining that there is an evacuation has not begun.
October 20 in Aleppo was introduced, the humanitarian pause for an exit of civilians, the evacuation of the wounded and sick, as well as to ensure that the city could leave the militants blocked in the East of the city. The pause will last from 08:00 to 19:00 local time (coincides with Moscow). For the output was created six humanitarian corridors for civilians and two corridors for the rebels.
On Tuesday, Russia and Syria on the threshold of the humanitarian pause stopped airstrikes in Aleppo.
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.
On the eve of the situation in Syria was discussed by 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 a shaky truce in Aleppo, Syria. The Chancellor stressed that divide the moderate opposition and terrorists under the bombs is impossible, and the French leader called meaningless truce lasting only a few hours.
The talks in Berlin on Syria were held immediately after the meeting, “Norman Quartet”, which Merkel, Putin, Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed about the next steps on settlement in the Donbass. Syria discussed without Poroshenko.
Putin, commenting on the outcome of talks on Syria, said he was informed about the Russian side’s intention to extend the pause in air strikes in Aleppo. “We are ready to do it until, until you are faced with the intensification of armed groups entrenched in Aleppo,” – said the head of state.