UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo

The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a meeting on the escalating violence in Aleppo in response to an urgent request from Britain and France.

Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft and France’s U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre called for a briefing by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Diplomats said instead U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman will brief the council on Wednesday afternoon.

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