Russian Defense Ministry: Russian, Syrian aircraft not flying over Aleppo for 13 days

Moscow, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry reiterated emphasis that flights over Aleppo by the Russian and Syrian air forces have been completely halted since 13 days.

“Russian Aerospace Defense Forces and Syrian Air Force have not flown over Aleppo for 13 days,” Russian Defense Ministry’s Official Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

Konashenkov added that terrorists in Aleppo continue to shell intensively the residential areas and humanitarian corridors.

During the past three days, 17 persons, among them 3 children, were killed, and 120 others were injured in terrorist shells attack on al-Wataniyeh (national) school in al-Shahba neighborhood and a number of residential neighborhoods in the city.

He added that despite the shelling of the humanitarian corridors by the terrorists, last
night 12 Syrians managed to move to safe districts through one of the corridors, in Al-Masharqa,” and only after paying a hefty bribe.

The terrorist’s organizations prevented thousands of citizens from leaving the eastern neighborhoods of the city after the humanitarian pause, which was announced by the Syrian Army and Armed Forces General Command in coordination with the Russian
side, came into effect as to use them as human shields.

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