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UN to meet on failed Syria's Ghouta cease-fire

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UN to meet on failed Syria's Ghouta cease-fire
France says the UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the failure to implement its Feb. 24 resolution demanding a cease-fire “without delay” in Syria, according to The Washington Post.

The truce was supposed to last for at least 30 days in order to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of critically ill and wounded people from besieged areas.

France and Britain requested the closed-door briefings by UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

Last Wednesday, Russia and Syria clashed with the US and its Western allies over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria.

Since then, a humanitarian convoy reached the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus on Monday, but the International Committee for the Red Cross said it was forced to halt the aid delivery after the security situation deteriorated while aid workers were on the ground.