U.N. Calls for 48-Hour Ceasefire in Aleppo to Avoid ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ — TIME

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a “humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed” in Syria. Stephen O’Brien said Aleppo is being bombed every…

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U.S. Failing to Confront Russia’s ‘War Crimes’, Says Syrian Opposition

As Russian-backed forces reportedly intensify their siege on the Syrian city of Aleppo, a leader of the Syrian opposition peace negotiation team said the United States is not adequately confronting Russia for its “war crimes.” “What we lack here is a serious reaction to Russian behavior on the ground,” said Bassma Kodmani, a member of…

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