Russia preparing renewed strikes on Syria's Aleppo 'in coming hours': Interfax

November 8, 2016 11:53 AM EST

People walk past rubble of damaged buildings in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo, Syria November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail


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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is preparing to resume air strikes around the Syrian city of Aleppo "in coming hours", the Interfax news agency cited a source in the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

The Kremlin said on Monday Russia's air force would maintain a moratorium on strikes in Aleppo unless militants launched an offensive.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Gareth Jones)



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