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    The French Security Council has convened to discuss the situation in Iraqi city of Mosul and Syrian Aleppo, the Elysee Palace announced on Wednesday.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — The French Security Council also discussed the situation in Aleppo and stressed the need to put an end to indiscriminate bombing, so as to provide humanitarian aid to the civilian population.

    "The [Security] Council discussed the first stage of the operation to liberate Mosul. This operation will be prolonged. France intends to prepare for the period which will begin after its completion. To this end international consultations will be held in Paris on October 20 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on October 25 by the Ministry of Defense," the presidential office's statement said.

    In the early hours of Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced the start of a military operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh insurgents. According to media reports, the Iraqi military and police forces, as well as the formation of the Kurdish coalition, supported by aviation, led by the United States began a massive attack on Mosul.

    The situation in Aleppo has deteriorated due to heavy fighting after the Syrian Army and local militia forces managed to encircle the opposition militants in the city's eastern districts.

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