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US Aid Chief Asks Security Council to Support Pauses in Syrian Fighting

The United Nations aid chief has called on the Security Council to support establishing a weekly, 48-hour pause in fighting for the Syrian city of Aleppo, so that life-saving aid can reach 250,000 Syrians trapped behind the front lines.   “I cannot stress enough how critical the situation is for those trapped in eastern Aleppo city,” Stephen O’Brien told the Council on Monday. “This population is at serious risk of besiegement, as the fighting closes in and their access to basic...

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