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France's Ayrault says UN must act to 'save Aleppo'

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attends a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart following their meeting in Moscow
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attends a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart following their meeting in Moscow

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - 08 Oct. 2016- French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday urged the UN Security Council to take immediate action to save the Syrian city of Aleppo from being destroyed by the Russia-backed Syrian bombing campaign.

The council "must demand immediate action in order to save Aleppo," Ayrault said ahead of a vote on a French-drafted resolution calling for an end to the air strikes.

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