October 2016: Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo
- On Oct. 17, 2016, a senior defense ministry official for Russia, Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoy, announces that Russia and Syria will pause attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo for eight hours on Oct. 20 to allow Aleppo citizens and rebels to evacuate. Rudskoy states,"First and foremost so that civilians can move freely, for the evacuation of the sick and wounded, and also for the removal of rebels." The United Nations approves of this plan even though it falls short of the 48-hour pause they had requested.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin