The Syrian military announced on Wednesday (5 October) that it would ease up airstrikes in the city of Aleppo to allow civilians in the rebel-held eastern districts to evacuate. The military also called on rebels in the besieged city to disarm, noting that their supply routes have been cut off.
The announcement was made on the state-run news agency SANA, CNN reported. The military reportedly made the decision to scale back bombardment after “the success of our armed forces in Aleppo” that cut off and destroyed all “terrorist supply routes” and “vital terrorist bases.” SANA reported that the military had information on the location of armed rebels and their warehouses.
The eastern districts of the city suffered 16 days of airstrikes and shelling that reportedly killed more than 300 civilians and damaged hospitals and water facilities, the Associated Press reported. Adham…
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