The humanitarian pause was announced by Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov on Wednesday and would last from 9:00 a.m. [07:00 GMT] to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.


Earlier in the day, the humanitarian corridor that is open for the exit of armed militants from Aleppo and located in the western part of Aleppo’s Castello Road was shelled by militants from the east of the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said.


The previous humanitarian pause was announced by Russia from October 20-22 to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians and unarmed militants from eastern part of the embattled city via eight corridors.


During the humanitarian pause, al-Nusra Front terrorist group prevented civilians from fleeing the city, attacking them.