UN Security Council Supported International Monitors in Aleppo

Time: 2:31 a.m. CEST

The United Nations Security Council voted in favor of a resolution to call official and others to monitor the mass evacuations from rebel-held east Aleppo. The 15 members of the U.N. Security Council managed to agree to set aside the differences between West and Russia and to unanimously approved the resolution.

The resolution states that, “U.N. and other relevant institutions to carry out adequate, neutral monitoring,” of the mass evacuations from Aleppo. But, for monitors to deploy in the area, they would need approval of the Syrian government. Despite the evacuation in Aleppo, people evacuate from the government-held parts of Idlib, which rebels besieged.

Some 7,000 people are still trapped in Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory in non-human conditions. About 13,000 people left since Thursday, human rights monitoring body said. UNICEF said on Monday were evacuated 47 children trapped in an orphanage.

BBC.com says, “A rebel representative said hundreds of people would also be evacuated from Zabadani and Madaya, two army-besieged rebel towns near the border with Lebanon, as part of the deal.”

The UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura says there are plans for peace talks on February 8.


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