MOSCOW Oct 17 Russian and Syrian armed forces
will pause attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo for eight hours
on Thursday so that civilians and rebels can leave the city, the
Russian defence ministry said on Monday.
"On Oct. 20 from 0800 (0500 GMT) until 1600, a humanitarian
pause will be implemented in the area of Aleppo. For that
period, Russia's air force and Syrian government forces will
halt air strikes and firing from other weapons," said Russian
defence ministry official Sergei Rudskoy.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Dmitry Solovyov; Writing
by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andew Osborn)