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    France Calls for UN Emergency Security Council Meeting on Syria’s Aleppo

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    France has called for an emergency Security Council meeting on Syria’s Aleppo to review humanitarian efforts, French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre told reporters on Thursday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The UN ambassador said that most likely the meeting would be held on Friday.

    "France has called for an emergency meeting and briefing of the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Aleppo to have a clear and updated vision of the situation there," Delattre said.

    Delattre said France, Germany and some other European countries were working on proposals regarding evacuation of civilians and humanitarian assistance in Aleppo. He emphasized the need for access for international observers.

    Over the recent months, Aleppo became a major battleground in Syria with Damascus seeking to liberate the city divided into the western part held by the government and the eastern part controlled by the militants.


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