By Gunay Hasanova
Russia has called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council over the Syrian conflict, RIA Novosti reported.
The UN Security Council agreed to hold the emergency meeting on October 7, where a UN envoy will brief the council via video conference from Geneva over the situation in Aleppo.
Reportedly, the envoy urged fighters from the former Al-Nusra Front - which renamed itself Fateh al-Sham Front after breaking with Al-Qaeda - to leave Aleppo under a deal to halt the regime's attacks on the city.
"If you decide to leave with dignity ... I am personally ready to physically accompany you”, Mistura said.
The situation in Syria mostly remains hard around the city of Aleppo. Militants continue shelling of residential areas, keep the civilian population of the eastern regions as hostages, and prevent the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The World Health Organization informed that more than 300 people were killed and nearly one thousand injured in recent weeks in the city.
Recently, the Security Council members were discussing a French-drafted UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Aleppo.
Following the talks in Moscow on the proposal, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will visit Washington to discuss the measure, which calls for ending all flights over Aleppo.
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