UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo crisis

A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikesThe UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Syria’s frontline city of Aleppo, where fighting threatens to unravel international peace efforts. France and Britain called for the meeting as Russia said a new ceasefire in Aleppo could be announced within hours. French Ambassador Francois Delattre described Aleppo as the “martyred center of the resistance” to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and compared the city to besieged Sarajevo during the Bosnian war.

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