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Unilateral Truce Takes Effect In Aleppo

An injured child waits after receiving treatment at a hospital in a government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on November 3.

A unilateral, temporary truce has gone into effect in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

The 10-hour cease-fire on November 4 was announced by the Syrian regime and allied Russia to allow rebels and civilians to leave besieged areas of eastern Aleppo via designated corridors.

Syrian activists recorded no major military action by Syrian and allied forces or by the opposition fighters during the early hours of the so-called "humanitarian pause."

The rebels have rejected the truce, describing it as an attempt to alleviate international pressure and have vowed to continue fighting to break the siege.

A similar three-day unilateral cease-fire in October ended with only few people leaving eastern Aleppo, where around 250,000 people remain trapped.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and AP