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Russia: 30 suicide-bombers amog militants planning Aleppo offensive - MoD official

5 21.10.2016 Инфо

Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Sergei Rudskoi, stated that at least eight civilians were killed with more than 30 civilians as well as three Russian officers injured as the result of militant fire in Aleppo suburbs close to the humanitarian corridors, speaking from Moscow, on Friday.
Despite the fact that Syrian government forces with the support of Russian Air Forces "continue to fulfill their obligation to normalise the humanitarian situation" in Aleppo, "humanitarian corridors for the passage of civilians are still blocked by terrorists and being shelled," Rudskoi said.
He continued, "militants continue to fire with mortars and rocket systems on residential neighbourhoods, including areas with humanitarian corridors, in the western part of Aleppo. During the last 24 hours, eight people were killed and more than 30 civilians injured by terrorist fire. As a result of one of the attacks, three Russian officers of the Russian centre for reconciliation of opposing sides were slightly wounded."
Moreover, the Russian official stressed that "terrorists are taking an advantage of the ceasefire. They have been concentrating around Aleppo and preparing for the next breakthrough in the eastern parts of the city." According to Rudskoi, "in the last 24 hours, more than 200 militants arrived in the settlements of Mansura, Karasi and district 1070. A group made up of illegal armed groups with more than 1,200 people including about 30 suicide-bombers is being prepared for the Aleppo offensive from the south-western areas."