Aleppo situation report as of December 13

13.12.2016, Syria.

06:59 RIA Novosti: A total of 16.3 hectares were cleared of mines in east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, 1225 explosive devices were defused, Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria informs.

Video by Ruptly.

09:52 RIA Novosti: Jabhat al-Nusra (Organization banned in Russia) militants might have been using weapons manufactured in Bolgaria, this became known after Bolgarian journalists discovered a warehouse in East Aleppo with ammunition and “Grad” rockets.

10:34 RIA Novosti: Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to Special Envoy for Syria, who accused Russian and Syrian governments of “any and all atrocities” in Aleppo does not posses real information on what is actually going on in the city, Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

15:01 RIA Novosti: The movies about “Russian bombardments” “executions” and other staged scenes in Aleppo were filmed by special TV crews of militants, claimed the official Spokesman of Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.

According to him, it turned out there was no “opposition”, “humanitarian organizations” or “human rights defenders” in eastern Aleppo, there was only total terror brought about by militants.

15:19 RIA Novosti: The inspection of liberated districts of Aleppo by Russian sappers did not reveal so far not a single hospital or school that would have been functioning according to its purpose under militants, the official Spokesperson of Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov informed.

Al Masdar: 2500 Syrian Arab Army soldiers are sent as reinforcements from Aleppo to Palmyra area to repel ISIL (Organization banned in Russia).

19:08 RIA Novosti: “All militants together with their family members and their injured are currently leaving Aleppo in afore coordinated corridors in the directions of their choosing, including in the direction of Idlib,” said Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin during the UN Security Council meeting.

19:57 TASS: “The latest information that we received during the last hour is that the fighting in East Aleppo came to an end,” said Vitaly Churkin. According to him, “Syrian government restored control over East Aleppo”, “now comes the time for practical humanitarian action.”

Al Masdar: T4 airbase [near Palmyra] fully operational after SAA repelled IS Jihadists attack on the base

 

Source: Syria and Iraq War Pulse online

 

Please note: all time indicated is CET

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