Russia extends pause in Aleppo bombing until midnight on Oct 22

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday (Oct 21) it was extending a pause in bombing militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo until 7pm local time (midnight, Singapore time) on Saturday (Oct 22).

Mr Sergei Rudskoi, a defence ministry official, was shown on state TV as saying that what he called the "humanitarian pause" in Aleppo would be in place until 7pm on Saturday.

Russia has temporarily halted air strikes to allow civilians and rebels to leave the city. The "humanitarian pause" had previously been due to expire on Friday.