“Wed Nov 16, 2016, 6:32pmIST…

“Wed Nov 16, 2016, 6:32pmIST [1.02pmGMT]. The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a moratorium on Russian air strikes against targets in Aleppo remained in place for the time being, a day after the Russian military said it had not bombed the Syrian city for 28 days… When asked whether the moratorium on strikes against targets in Aleppo was still in place, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters it was.”


“SOCHI, [Tuesday] November 15th. Presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, declined to give a forecast on the possible continuation of the operation of the “ВКС” [Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation, “Воздушно-космические силыin”] in Syria, particularly in Aleppo. “Discussion of the topic continues,” he told reporters, commenting on the report of the minister of defence, Sergei Shoigu, to Russian president Vladimir Putin about the operation in Syria.”


“MOSCOW, [Tuesday] November 15. In the report by the head of the defence ministry of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoigu, to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, about the beginning of the ‘big operation’ [in fact quite small, according to other sources] by the Russian armed forces in Syria, Aleppo did not feature; they talked about Homs and Idlib, a spokesman for the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Tuesday, responding to a journalist’s question about whether it was possible to draw any indication about a resumption of the Russian military’s support for the Syrian army [in fact largely assorted militias] in or near Aleppo.”

RIA Novosti

“MOSCOW, [Wednesday] November 16 – “ВКС” aircraft have not caused impacts on the city of Aleppo in Syria for 29 days, said the official representative of the Russian defence ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov.”

RIA Novosti

[Above three interpretations best efforts from translations by Google…]

Latest FSA map of their progress north of the city, the left flank still an issue, but developing:


Where there’s life, there’s hope.