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UN: Aleppo may turn into huge graveyard
15:38, 1 December 2016
UN: Aleppo may turn into huge graveyard

Winter approaches, and humanitarian access to besieged city must be provided urgently, - Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs

15:38, 1 December 2016

AFP

Time elapses for urgent measures to be taken care of in the besieged Aleppo. According to Stephen O’Brian, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, if the conflicting sides fail to let the humanitarian convoys in, the city will turn into a mass graveyard.

DW reporters add that the national coalition of revolutionary and opposition forces in Syria sent the UN a letter, asking for urgent and decisive steps to protect the civilians in Aleppo, and stop the military actions in the city.  

On November 29, French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urged the UN to hold the session of the Security Council to discuss the situation in the war-torn city. On November 30, the CIA accused Russia and Syrian leader Bashaar al-Assad in mass murders of peaceful civilians in Syria.

As of November 28, Assad’s army controls about one-third of eastern Aleppo, or twelve quarters. Thousand of residents left their homes due to fierce fights in the city. The government army began the large-scale assault on Aleppo about two weeks ago, to regain full control over the city.

Source: DW

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