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Syria: Safe Passage for Civilians Will Not Avert Humanitarian Catastrophe in Aleppo City


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Syria: Safe Passage for Civilians Will Not Avert Humanitarian Catastrophe in Aleppo City

Amnesty International

This morning Russia’s Defense Minister announced it was coordinating a “humanitarian operation” with safe corridors set up to allow civilians and fighters who lay down their arms to leave Aleppo city, and food and first aid points established outside the city. However, many civilians may be skeptical of the Syrian government’s promises of safety and might choose not to leave for fear of reprisals. The city’s only aid supply route, Castello Road, has been cut off by Syrian government sniper fire and heavy shelling since 7 July.