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France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

AFP  |  Paris 

France today called for an "immediate" UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo to tackle the "humanitarian disaster" in the besieged Syrian city.

"More than ever, there is an urgent need for a cessation of hostilities and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance", Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in a statement on Aleppo, where tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in the fighting between troops and rebels.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 13:57 IST