Friday, October 21, 2016

Syrian And Russian Air Campaign Halt Extended For A Second Day

Reuters: Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day

Syria's army and Russia's air force halted their bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group said, on the second of four consecutive daytime unilateral ceasefires in the city that have been rejected by insurgents.

Heavy clashes took place in Aleppo during the night, outside the 11-hour periods during which the ceasefire is in place, Zakaria Malahifji, a rebel official with the Fastaqim group which is present in the city, said. He added that the bombardment overnight was lighter than it had been recently.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there had been clashes overnight along frontline neighborhoods of rebel-held east Aleppo: in Jab al-Jalabi in the Old City, in al-Ithaa and in Salah al-Din. There were also clashes in Jamiat al-Zahraa in the government-held west of the city, the Observatory said.

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WNU Editor: I guess this can be viewed as a warning .... Syrian Army to Clear Aleppo of Militants After Humanitarian Pause (Sputnik).

More News For The Battle For Aleppo

Truce holds in Aleppo but UN delays evacuations -- AFP
Reports: Rebels refuse to leave eastern Aleppo -- USA Today
Al-Nusra Front & allies sabotage humanitarian aid delivery efforts to east Aleppo - Lavrov -- RT
UN: Security Concerns Prevent Aleppo Evacuations -- VOA
Syrian Government Opens New Aleppo Corridor for Evacuations -- AP/New York Times
Russia May Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo for Several Days – Russian Senator -- Sputnik
UN rights chief denounces Aleppo raids as 'war crimes' -- Al Jazeera
Aleppo Is a ‘Slaughterhouse,’ Says U.N. Official Seeking War Crimes Inquiry -- NYT
Aleppo siege and air strikes are war crimes: U.N. rights boss -- Reuters
Merkel threatens sanctions on Russia over Aleppo bombing -- Reuters
British PM’s demand to sanction Russia derailed by Italy & others -- RT
Aleppo: Who still lives in this decimated city -- and why? -- Holly Yan and Eyad Kourdi, CNN
We live in Aleppo. Here’s how we survive. -- Omair Shaaban, Washington Post

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