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Syrian Air Force Drops Leaflets With Last Call on Militants to Leave Aleppo

Sputnik News

18:28 24.10.2016

The Syrian Air Force dropped leaflets in eastern Aleppo calling militants to exit the area, according local source.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Syrian Air Force has dropped leaflets in eastern Aleppo calling on militants to take a last chance for a safe exit from the city, local source told Sputnik on Monday.

"This is your last chance. If you don't quickly leave these areas, you will be destroyed. We have left you a safe corridor. Hurry up with a decision, save yourselves. You know that everybody has left you, nobody's here to help you," the leaflet's text says.

Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar said earlier in the day that the militants in eastern Aleppo had prevented civilians from leaving the city and refused to leave themselves.

The Russian and Syrian governments announced a humanitarian pause last week to allow civilians and militants willing to leave their weapons behind flee the war-torn northern city. The ceasefire came into being on October 20 and was extended until late October 22.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Monday that exits from the eastern part of the city had been under attacks from militants throughout the "pause." Continued shelling prevented humanitarian agencies from delivering relief aid to those in need, Peskov stressed.

Sputnik



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