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

Syria rescue group the 'White Helmets' admit being funded by the West, despite suspected militant links - in an exclusive interview with RT. Shelling from a rebel-held area kills three civilians and injures dozens more in Aleppo - after Russia and Syria halted air operations in the city, to prepare a humanitarian corridor. 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.