Syria conflict: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause'
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria.
It will start on Tuesday, and include the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” to allow civilians to leave.
The rebel-held area has been under intense bombardment by the Syrian government, with Russian backing, for over a week.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu made the announcement, saying the ceasefire would run from 09:00 until 14:00 local time daily.
He said more details on the corridor would be released soon.