Russia-announced Ceasefire To Start In Syria's Aleppo

Russia-announced ceasefire to start in Syria's Aleppo

BEIRUT, Nov 4 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 04th Nov, 2016 ) : A Russia-declared unilateral ceasefire is to take hold in Syria's Aleppo Friday even as rebels stepped up a week-old assault to break a government siege of the city's eastern districts. Regime ally Russia, which announced the 10-hour "humanitarian pause" on Wednesday, said it would start at 0700 GMT. The pause is the second declared by Moscow in less than a month after a three-day ceasefire in late October failed to encourage civilians and rebels to leave rebel-held east Aleppo. The October 20 pause followed a month-long Russia-backed army offensive to recapture the whole city that killed hundreds of civilians and hit health facilities, sparking international condemnation.