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War rages in Syria, as U.N. set to vote on aid resolution

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 - 01:37

Feb. 20 - New amateur videos show continuous fighting across Syria, as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution to boost humanitarian aid access. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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New amateur videos purport to show continuous and intensified fighting across Syria. This video which can not be independently verified appears to show an explosion in Aleppo. More footage appears to barrel bombing in Deraa, followed by what's said to be the aftermath. The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a draft resolution to boost humanitarian aid in the war-torn country on Friday. But it remains unclear whether Russia and China would support it. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says aid should abide by international humanitarian laws. SOUNDBITE (English) RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SERGEI LAVROV, SAYING "Cross-border supplies should be organized in accordance with international humanitarian law. I don't see why people cannot reiterate this now. Especially, since we have so many examples when not food, not medicines, but arms and other equipment for the fighters are being supplied across borders without asking anyone and if people are so concerned about using this particular method of providing assistance they could use the same routes as they use to supply arms." On Monday, Lavrov said Russia would block a resolution that allowed aid convoys to enter Syria without the consent of the Damascus government. Humanitarian aid is needed more than ever... with refugees becoming targets near Turkey's border.

War rages in Syria, as U.N. set to vote on aid resolution

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 - 01:37

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