Russia will not extend 8-hour airstrike pause despite calls for more time

Source: UPI


ALEPPO, Syria, Oct. 19 (UPI)
Russia on Wednesday said it would not be extending an 8-hour humanitarian pause of airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo despite calls saying it is not enough time.

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Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the islesStrongs #: iy, ee; from 183; properly, a habitable spot (as desirable); dry land, a coast, an island:—country, isle, island.: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
Ezekiel 39:6

Food For Thought

Many Bible teachers believe Japheth, the third son of Noah, migrated to the east of Babel and settled in the area of modern day Iran.
From there the migration continued as JaphethThe sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. Genesis 10:2-5 occupied the continents of the Gentile world.
Many Bible teachers believe that Magog, the descendant of Japheth, is identified as the Russian coalition in the latter days. Gog is the chief prince of the land of Magog.
Many Bible teachers also believe Togarmah includes the area of present day Turkey, Armenia & Georgia.
Persia in concert with Adolf Hitler, changed its name to Iran (Aryan Land) in May of 1935.
Iran, is calling for the destruction of the Jewish people worldwide.
Syria is aligned with Iran.

Russia on Tuesday said it stopped airstrikes on the embattled city of Aleppo for 8 hours to allow civilians and rebels to leave the city. Another pause in airstrikes is scheduled for Thursday but Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the length of time would not be extended.

Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, began carrying out airstrikes in Syria in September 2015. Russia has targeted the Islamic State as well as Syrian rebels who oppose Assad’s regime. Some rebels Russia has attacked are considered moderate forces by the United States.

“The solution here is only possible on the basis of agreements … I rule out the unilateral extension of the humanitarian pause jointly with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Ryabkov told reporters. “We have repeatedly emphasized through different channels that opponents of Bashar Assad exploit the humanitarian pauses to regroup and obtain reinforcements.”

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday said the 8-hour cessation of hostilities in Aleppo by Russia should be the first step towards establishing a long-term cease-fire that will allow more time for aid to reach Aleppo’s residents.

“A few hours of cease-fire on Thursday in and over Aleppo, announced by Moscow, can only be a beginning … Eight hours is far from enough for the urgent necessary access to help besieged people in eastern Aleppo. More is possible, and more is also humane,” Steinmeier said in a statement.

U.S. Department of State spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday said the pause of airstrikes was “a good thing” but that after months of “near-constant bombing” the move was a “bit too little, too late.”

The United Nations also welcomed the pause of airstrikes but said the length of time was not enough for humanitarian aid to reach Aleppo’s residents, particularly after years of war that has decimated the city.

“We will use whatever pause we have to do whatever we can,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. “Obviously there is a need for a longer pause to get trucks in.”

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