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Syria: RT crew narrowly escape mortar fire during 'humanitarian pause'

3 20.10.2016 Инфо

Mortar fire struck Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood on Thursday during the so-called 'humanitarian pause' that began earlier that morning.
Footage of people fleeing the blast was caught by a Russian Defence Ministry camera set-up to observe the temporary truce.
An RT crew was also working in the area not far from the place where a shell hit but fortunately all escaped without sustaining any serious injuries. The Defence Ministry placed several surveillance cameras and launched drones to monitor the ceasefire which is in effect from 08.00 to 19.00 every day.
The truce came into effect after international outrage at the plight of those trapped in militant controlled zones of eastern Aleppo. The objective of the ceasefire is to allow civilians and even militia fighters to leave the city through one of eight humanitarian corridors.