Withdrawal of Syrian troops is not confirmed, - Pentagon

19:02, 16 September 2016

The Pentagon can not yet confirm that the Syrian government began to withdraw its troops from the highway to Aleppo, - said a spokesman for the United States Department of Defense.

This was announced by Russian military officials yesterday - they demonstrated the footage showing the alleged withdrawal of military hardware.

The UN state that because of the presence on military forces on that road they are not able to deliver humanitarian aid for 250 thousand inhabitants of the war-torn Aleppo.

40 trucks of food and essentials have been waiting near the Turkish border for three days already.

The UN stated that the armies of both rebels and the government are not releasing the highway for convoys. Damascus has not yet issued their formal permission for traffic pass.