Syria’s war: UN Security Council votes on Aleppo

7171785c525946fdb2a7be522fa8874b_18The UN Security Council votes on two rival resolutions on Aleppo, one drafted by France and a second by Russia.

Western governments and Russia have clashed at the UN Security Council even as the Syrian government presses ahead with its military offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

The UN Security Council voted on Saturday on two rival resolutions on the fighting, one drafted by France calling for an end to air strikes and a second by Russia that urged a ceasefire but made no mention of halting the bombings.

Russia vetoed the French-drafted resolution that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.