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3-hour daily ceasefire in Aleppo to begin

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>> A respite from this daily bombardment in Aleppo.
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ssia announcing it will hold fire for three hours everyday, to allow humanitarian aid into the besieged city.
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l military action, air and artillery strikes to pause between 10 AM and 1 PM local time. The United Nations considering the proposal but aid chief Stephen O'Brien, says, it still insufficient.
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>> To meet that capacity of need, you need two lanes and you need to have about 48 hours to get sufficient trucks in. Aleppo is split into rebel and government controlled areas. Around 250.000 people are thought to be trapped in the rebel held east after government forces cut the main supply route into the district.
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st Friday, rebels staged a major assault to break the siege. This amateur video purporting to show Syrians celebrating afterwards. But a safe corridor for civilians has yet to be established. Reuters in Beirut says President Bashar al-Assad's hopes of using Russian air power to reclaim the city have taken a hit.
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>> We might be seeing a period of a long protracted war of attrition in which both sides will just keep to and fro battles with rebels who are dug in, in fortifications, minimizing the impact of relentless air bombing without really changing the current balance of forces on the ground.
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>> On Wednesday, at least four people died and others suffered breathing difficulties in a suspected gas attack. The gas, believed to be chlorine was dropped alongside barrel bombs, according to a hospital and civil defense group. The government and opposition have denied the use of chemical weapons throughout the five year conflict.