October 6, 2016 / 1:19 PM / a year ago

Russia backs U.N. envoy's offer to escort Islamists out of Aleppo - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia supports the idea voiced by U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura of escorting ex-Nusra fighters out of Aleppo, TASS news agency quoted a Russian presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa as saying on Thursday.

“It’s high time,” TASS quoted Mikhail Bogdanov as saying in reference to Mistura’s proposal.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe

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