France calls for U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo
12:50, Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
France on Tuesday called for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting.
“More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid to get through unhindered,” French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a statement.
The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold.