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UN Official: 'Avalanche of Violence' in Aleppo Requires Extraordinary Action

The U.N.'s human rights chief said Tuesday bold action is needed in response to what is happening in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo where an offensive targeting rebel-held eastern neighborhoods is having a "devastating impact" on civilians. "Faced with such a ghastly avalanche of violence and destruction, extraordinary steps must be taken," said Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. He called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt rules to prevent members from using...

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