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Putin Calls For Daily 'Humanitarian Pause' In Assault On Ghouta, Syria

The pause would be used to create a "humanitarian corridor" to allow civilians to escape.
Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 26, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily pause in the assault on Ghouta, Syria.

The pause is meant to create a "humanitarian corridor," allowing civilians to leave the area.

But this pause isn't the cease-fire the United Nations voted for on Saturday — the Syrian government seems to be ignoring the vote.

Russia is one of the major backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but it's not clear if the Syrian government or its allies will abide by the pause.

The bombings in Ghouta began over a week ago and so far have killed over 500 people, according to a U.K.-based monitoring group.