08:25 GMT20 April 2021
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    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is set to hold an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee on the worsening humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The meeting is set be held at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, according to the organization, and to be attended by the member states’ permanent representatives to the OIC.

    The meeting will be held upon Kuwait's request. Kuwait is the chair of the 42nd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM).

    The OIC Executive Committee is composed of the so-called Islamic Troika — Egypt, Turkey and Gambia —  as well as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Uzbekistan, and OIC Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani.

    Aleppo has seen intense fighting over the past few months, with the Syrian army and local militia forces managing to encircle large groups of militants in the eastern districts of the city.


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