>> Russian and Syrian forces temporarily halting air raids on the city of Aleppo on Tuesday. All strikes stopped from 10:00 AM to allow rebels and civilians to leave the embattled city. The Russian Defense Minister made the announcement in a televised meeting following a promise by Moscow to pause strikes on Thursday for eight hours.
They say the halt guarantees the safety of six corridors for civilian evacuation and helps prepare for the removal of sick and wounded people. Militants also given the option to leave, although rebels aren't so sure. They've rejected any withdrawal, saying their forces will fight on. The Syrian City has faced months of fierce bombardment, leaving parts of it in ruin.
The U.N. says it's not prepared to use the current force in fighting to carry out humanitarian operations, as spokesmen saying that weapons on all sides must fall silent before aid can reach those who desperately need it.