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UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution on deployment of observers in Aleppo
17:38, 19 December 2016
UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution on deployment of observers in Aleppo

According to the document, all parties in Syria must immediately provide the observers safe and unhindered access for monitoring

17:38, 19 December 2016

Reuters

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday, December 19, providing for the deployment of international observers in Aleppo to coordinate the evacuation of civilians from the conflict-affected eastern areas of the Syrian city. It was reported by Deutsche Welle.

In accordance with the text of the resolution, all parties in Syria must immediately provide the observers safe and unhindered access for monitoring of the situation and create conditions for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the affected areas of Aleppo. At the same time, the commitment "to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic" was expressed.

Earlier, the UN Security Council agreed on a draft resolution on the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo. At the same time, Russia promised to block the resolution, but also supported the document.

It was reported that at least six thousand people have fled eastern Aleppo over the past week, including three thousand insurgents and more than 300 wounded.

They were transported to the rebel-held areas in the neighboring province of Idlib. According to aid workers, the evacuated ones get to the temporary camps, some of them were sheltered by relatives.

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