UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo

Syrian families line-up on February 8, 2016 at the Turkish Oncupinar border gate near Kilis, southern-central TurkeyThe United Nations urged Turkey to open its borders to tens of thousands of Syrians who have overwhelmed nearby emergency camps and an end to bombings of their home province Aleppo. “The highest need and the best humanitarian response is for the bombing to stop,” UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien said, when asked if Russia should halt its air campaign in Aleppo. The main border crossing north of Syria’s second city Aleppo remained closed Tuesday, forcing huge crowds including women and children to sleep in tents or in the open.

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