People allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says. Aid workers must also be allowed access to civilians and ensure that families who choose to leave are kept together, the agency added.
Russia, Syria’s ally, says three routes will be open for civilians and unarmed rebels and a fourth for armed rebels. Meanwhile the US says it is assessing if a coalition strike killed civilians. Unverified, graphic images from a village near Manbij, northern Syria, have been posted on social media.
A statement from the US military confirmed the coalition fighting so-called Islamic State had carried out strikes in the area and said it was investigating further.(BBC,2016)