UN Security Council to Sending Observers to Aleppo

تم نشره في Sun 18 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
  • Green Buses for the Evacuation of Aleppo - (Agencies)

NEW YORK — The UN Security Council will vote on Sunday on a French proposal to send observers to the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo to monitor evacuations and report on the protection of civilians, diplomats said.

The council is scheduled to meet to decide on the draft resolution, despite resistance from Russia, Syria's ally and a veto-wielding Security Council member.

France circulated a draft text late Friday stating that the council is "alarmed" by the worsening humanitarian crisis in Aleppo and by the fact that "tens of thousands of besieged Aleppo inhabitants" are in need of aid and evacuation.

(Petra)

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