06:34 GMT24 February 2020
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    UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to implement international monitoring of evacuation of civilians from Aleppo, as well as to provide civilians with humanitarian aid immediately.

    "The draft resolution has been adopted with 15 votes in favor, it is therefore unanimously adopted as resolution 2328," the Spanish ambassador to the UN stated.

    The final draft resolution was agreed upon Sunday during closed consultations which lasted more than three hours. The draft resolution is based on projects previously submitted by France and Russia.

    The document assigns the United Nations Secretary-General to prepare conditions for observers from the UN and other international organizations, to enable them to monitor "the state of civilians as well as the full compliance with the international humanitarian law in East parts of the city of Aleppo." It is stressed in the resolution that "concerned parties" are to be consulted about these conditions.

    The UN Secretary-General is also to inform the Security Council about these preparations and "implement the said measures immediately."

    The UN Security Council came up on Sunday with a "good text" of the draft resolution on the deployment of UN observers to Syrian Aleppo and the vote will take place on Monday, Russian envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said. Earlier on Sunday, Churkil slammed France's draft resolution saying that it was 'dangerous' and 'impossible to implement.'

    On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Aleppo was now under full government control with the Syrian army operation to retake the eastern districts completed. Civilians and militants were leaving the city amid a ceasefire agreement between the remaining pockets of resistance and government forces.


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