RT News - October 19, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

Shelling from a rebel held area kills three civilians and injures dozens more in Aleppo. Russia and Syria have halted air operations in the city as they prepare a humanitarian corridor. Meanwhile, just outside Aleppo, Belgian fighter jets are reportedly detected over an area where six civilians were killed in an air strike. Refugees flee the Iraqi city of Mosul at the start of a U.S.-backed operation to recapture it from Islamic State, while the White House dismisses concerns of a pending humanitarian catastrophe. Wikileaks claims the U.S. pressured Ecuador to block the internet of Julian Assange - allegedly to prevent him from interfering with the U.S. presidential race. Demonstrators are rammed by a police vehicle in the Philippines during a protest against the U.S. military presence in the country.