Russia vows daily ceasefire in Aleppo to allow aid deliveries

Russia vows daily ceasefire in Aleppo to allow aid deliveries

The Russian military has declared that fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo will cease for three hours daily to allow humanitarian aid deliveries.

Lt Gen Sergei Rudskoi said the daily ceasefires will be observed from 10am to 1pm local time from Thursday.

Lt Gen Rudskoi said Russia supports the UN's proposal to oversee the aid deliveries, adding that the Russian military is discussing the issue with UN experts and the US military.

He told a briefing that humanitarian convoys will be formed near Handarat and will move on the strategic Castello road.

The Syrian army won control of the Castello road last month and cut the main supply link to rebel-held parts of Aleppo as government troops laid siege to the city. Opposition groups breached the siege over the weekend.

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