CNN: Syria: Aleppo residents say airstrikes have halted
(CNN)There have been no airstrikes in besieged eastern Aleppo since dawn Tuesday, residents of several neighborhoods told CNN on Wednesday morning.
This brief respite follows a weeks-long bombardment on parts of the city by Syria's military, backed by Russia, which has been fiercely criticized by Western powers for its deadly toll on the civilians trapped there.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that there would be a pause in Russian and Syrian airstrikes to allow rebels and civilians to leave the rebel-held section of the Syrian city via several "corridors," ahead of a humanitarian ceasefire planned for Thursday morning.
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