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UN council weighs measure to impose Aleppo ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Monday was considering a draft UN resolution imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo and putting an end to all military flights over Syria's war-battered city. The French-drafted text obtained by AFP on Monday was circulated to the Security Council at the weekend and a vote could take place this week, diplomats said. The measure was the latest bid to pile pressure on Russia and its Syrian ally to halt the air campaign in Aleppo, which has triggered global outrage, in particular over the bombing of hospitals.
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