Inhumane atrocities being carried out in eastern Aleppo


France has called for an immediate UN Security Council resolution to discuss alleged atrocities being carried out in eastern Aleppo, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says.

“In the face of allegations of exactions in Aleppo, France calls for a UN Security Council meeting,” Ayrault said on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

He earlier told LCI television that the meeting, which should take place as soon as possible, should discuss the possible war crimes and crimes against humanity that were being carried out and that a UN investigation should begin immediately to determine the culprits.

Meanwhile, Qatar has called for an emergency Arab League meeting to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Al Jazeera television reports.

Qatar is a main supporter of rebels who have been fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by Russia and Iran.

Thousands have fled the front lines of fighting as the Syrian military hammered the final pocket of rebel resistance in Aleppo and Russia rejected an immediate ceasefire.

The United Nations described the situation as a “complete meltdown of humanity”.

The Qatar-based satellite channel said the request was made for a meeting at the level of representatives to the Cairo-based Arab League, but gave no further information.