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Russia and Syria pause in bombing of rebel-held sections of Aleppo

October 19, 2016 12:18 AM
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Russia and Syria pause in bombing of rebel-held sections of Aleppo

BEIRUT — Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their bombardment of rebel-held districts in Aleppo on Tuesday, in what Russia called a gesture of good will ahead of an eight-hour unilateral “humanitarian pause” it has promised for Thursday.

The halt in aerial attacks came as residents reeled from days of shattering airstrikes that had intensified over the past week, killing scores of people, including 14 members of one family. It was unclear how long the break would last.

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