BREAKING: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta ‘Humanitarian Pause’ 

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta part of Syria. A “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to leave will be created on Tuesday. The area has been under intense bombardment by the Syrian government, with Russian backing, for over a week.More than 540 have been killed, according to monitoring groups.

The ceasefire would run from 09:00 until 14:00 local time daily according to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. The United Nations Security Council had called for a 30-day ceasefire on Saturday.

Source: Syria conflict: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta ‘humanitarian pause’ – BBC News

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