UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO CONVENE SESSION OVER SITUATION IN ALEPPO

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The United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on the initiative of Russia on the situation in Aleppo, to discuss the proposal of UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the withdrawal of the militants of the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra from the eastern part of the city.

The meeting, which will be held behind closed doors, was included in the Council’s work program for Friday. According to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations the meeting is scheduled for 10:00 New York time.

Staffan de Mistura on Thursday proposed to hold consultations on withdrawal of organization Jabhat al-Nusra militants from eastern Aleppo to Idlib. This, according to him, might end armed confrontation in this part of town, and its residents will have access to humanitarian aid. According to him, there are about 900 organization Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in eastern Aleppo.

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