More than 250,000 civilians have been trapped in the rebel-held east of Aleppo under near-continuous siege since mid-July
More than 250,000 civilians have been trapped in the rebel-held east of Aleppo under near-continuous siege since mid-July © Karam Al-Masri - AFP/File
More than 250,000 civilians have been trapped in the rebel-held east of Aleppo under near-continuous siege since mid-July
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Last updated: October 21, 2016

'Humanitarian pause' goes into effect in Aleppo

Banner Icon Medical evacuations planned in east Aleppo for Friday have been delayed, the UN said, after warring parties in the devastated Syrian city failed to give necessary security assurances.

"Medical evacuations of sick and injured could unfortunately not begin this morning as planned because the necessary conditions were not in place," said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian office.

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