EU backs UN drive for Aleppo cease-fire

December 15, 2014 10:57 AM

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EU backs UN drive for Aleppo cease-fire

BRUSSELS: The EU backed U.N. efforts to arrange a cease-fire in Syria's second city Aleppo Monday as one of the few good options left in a conflict which has claimed more than 200,000 lives.

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said special U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura had briefed foreign ministers Sunday on plans for a "freeze" between government and rebel forces in Aleppo.

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