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France to convene emergency UN Security Council meeting because of fighting in Aleppo
19:23, 29 November 2016
France to convene emergency UN Security Council meeting because of fighting in Aleppo

France urges to end fighting and allow access for humanitarian assistance to people

19:23, 29 November 2016

AFP

France shall convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the difficult situation in the east of Aleppo in Syria. Such a statement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Eyraud, Reuters reports.

Following the escalation of fighting in recent years the city was virtually destroyed.

"More than ever before we need to urgently cease hostilities and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid", said Eyraud in a statement.

Related: German MPs propose sanctions against Russia because of Aleppo attack

The Army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took about a third of the territory of the eastern part of Aleppo, taking control of 12 city blocks as of November 28. Thousands of people in a hurry flee their homes due to heavy fighting.

Assad's troops have begun a large-scale offensive operation on the eastern part of Aleppo, taking the city under full control about two weeks ago.

Given the escalation in Aleppo, the German government called on Syria to establish a humanitarian pause. The call is addressed not only to the Syrian authorities, but also to its allies, including Russia and Iran.

Related: Assad's army took control of more than one third of the eastern part of Aleppo in Syria

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