Foreign and Commonwealth Office(ALEPPO, Syria) — The Syrian government has rejected a United Nations proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo, according to BBC.
The plan would allow Aleppo to remain under opposition control if rebel righters withdrew.
Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria on Sunday, called the idea a violation of “national sovereignty.” He rejected the truce plan, suggesting the government gran autonomy and recognise the local administration in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo if fighters left the city.
Eight children died in government-held western Aleppo al-Sakhour district on Sunday after rebels hit a school. Local medics say the victims suffocated to death because the bomb was laced with chlorine gas, but the UK-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights could not confirm.
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