Spain co-authors resolution seeking end to conflict in Syria

October 7, 2016 7:52 PM

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Russia says it will veto a French-drafted U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire in Aleppo and the grounding of all aircraft, which would include Moscow's, over the besieged Syrian city.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters that the Security Council should instead rally around the proposal made by U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura for an al-Qaida-linked militant faction to leave Aleppo in exchange for a halt to Russian and Syrian government bombardment.

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