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Kerry wants Aleppo war crimes probe as UN votes on French peace plan

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Kerry wants Aleppo war crimes probe as UN votes on French peace plan

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The UN Security Council looks set to vote on a draft resolution over the weekend that calls for an immediate ceasefire across Syria and safe passage for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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This is a targeted strategy to terrorise civilians and to kill anybody who gets in the way of their military objectives

John Kerry US Secretary of State

The resolution, drafted by France, also demands an end to the aerial bombardment of Aleppo.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is concerned about alleged atrocities taking place in Aleppo:’‘These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of crimes and those who commit these crimes should be held accountable for these actions. This is a targeted strategy to terrorise civilians and to kill anybody who gets in the way of their military objectives.’‘

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said the French draft contained a number of unacceptable points, including an end to air strikes over Aleppo.