Syrian army announces “humanitarian pause”

The Syrian army announced on Wednesday a 10-hour-long "humanitarian pause" that is scheduled to go into force on Friday, according to state news agency SANA.

The general-command of the Syrian army said it had decided to observe a "humanitarian pause" on Friday from 9.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. local time, to give civilians and rebels also a chance to leave rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo city. The statement said the rebels can leave Aleppo through the Castello road in northern Aleppo, and the Souk al-Khair crossing toward rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib. The civilians can also leave through six passages the army had previously identified to government-controlled areas in western Aleppo. The new, brief truce is not the first to be announced by the Syrian army.

Source: VOV5