RT News - October 20, 2016 (17:00 MSK)

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. 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 Julian Assange's Internet access - allegedly to prevent him from interfering with the U.S. presidential race.