3 Car bombs hit the central Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo, photo by Zyzzzzzy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Syrian army is preparing to storm Aleppo and drops leaflets on the city, in which the correct order of leaving the city is desribed, TASS news agency reports.
Syrian army also informs the residents of the city by text messages to cellphones and loudspeakers. Civilians willing to leave should take personal belongings and one of the leaflets, which they need to raise high over their heads when crossing military checkpoints.
Earlier on July 28 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu ordered to establish hot meal and medical aid sites in the vicinity of the city. According to him, the operation is being carried out on the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Humanitarian corridors were created for people willing to leave the city.
Two days earlier, during heavy combat in the northern outskirts of Aleppo, the divisions of the Syrian army, local militia, hazar volunteer units together with Iranian military advisers, with the support of Russian aviation, encircled the city.