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Russian military says halting fire around Aleppo for 3 hours a day

AFP , Wednesday 10 Aug 2016
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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visits Hmeymim air base in Syria, June 18, 2016.(Photo:Reuters)
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Russia's defence ministry on Wednesday said it would halt fire around Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid into the city.

"To guarantee total security for the convoys to Aleppo there will be humanitarian windows established from 1000 to 1300 local time starting tomorrow during which all military hostilities, aviation strikes and artillery strikes will be halted," Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy of the Russian army's general staff told journalists.

The pause would be take place daily from Thursday from 0700 GMT to 1000 GMT.

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