Men, women and children are fleeing the frontline in Aleppo as fierce fighting in the war-shattered Syrian city intensifies.
Russia says it will extend a pause in airstrikes on Aleppo until the evening of November 4, two days from now.
Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on Thursday.
Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in Aleppo.
Russia and Syria have suspended air strikes on Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned eight-hour humanitarian pause to allow aid through to the city.
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has revealed that he was offered aid by Saudi Arabia if he denounced Iran.
In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, according to residents and rescue workers.