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Syrian army declares 3-day humanitarian truce in Aleppo

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-10-20 09:43

The truce will come to effect on Thursday and last for 11 hours, as declared by Russia.

Meanwhile, the ministry stressed that arrangements for evacuating rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo were finalized, stressing that rebels who surrender themselves will be covered under an amnesty from President Bashar al-Assad.

The ministry also noted that it is exerting all possible efforts to secure the evacuation of civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo, and deliver aid to the people who will stay inside that part of the city.

The Syrian government and Russia have recently urged the rebels in Aleppo to leave, offering them safe passages.

Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy to Syria, recently proposed the evacuation of the ultra-radical groups from eastern Aleppo, so that the Russian and the Syrian air forces could halt their airstrikes against that part of the city.


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