The United Nations is warning that Syria's ceasefire is 'hanging by a thread' as the fighting and killing in Aleppo continues. The UN's Syria Envoy has called on Russia and the United States to intervene 'at the highest level' to stop the violence.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Shortly after the vote, reports suggested that warplanes had once again struck the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.
The UN Security Council has delayed a vote on a possible 30-day truce in Syria to Saturday. Russia, the Syrian government's main backer, has said it is prepared to support such a deal given the right conditions.
Many UN Security Council members have been pushing for a quick deal to temporarily halt fighting in the country. Hundreds have died this week in what a UN official called a predictable and preventable disaster.
Despite a UN Security Council-approved ceasefire in Syria, the regime has reportedly carried out fresh airstrikes in eastern Ghouta. More than 500 civilians have been killed in government raids in the past week.
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