Russia announces humanitarian operation in Aleppo

July 28, 2016 11:36 AM

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Russia announces humanitarian operation in Aleppo

MOSCOW, Russia—Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city.

The Russian announcement came as Syria’s President Bashar Assad offered a general amnesty for rebels who give up their weapons and surrender to authorities over the next three months.

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