UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The UN Security Council has been unable to resolve the Aleppo crisis. On Saturday, the Council defeated two draft resolutions — one sponsored by France and Spain, the other by Russia.
“Obviously, we have not been able to reach the people who are in need of humanitarian assistance. I cannot foresee any improvement in the situation,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters when asked about conditions in Aleppo.
Aleppo has seen intense fighting in recent months, with the Syrian Army and local militia forces encircling large groups of militants in eastern districts of the city.
On September 19, a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the province of Aleppo was hit in a military strike, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The attack killed at least 21 people and destroyed 18 of 31 aid-delivery trucks.