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Bombing of Aleppo "inhumane" and "barbaric" - de Mistura

The U.N. mediator for Syria has called the intensified bombing campaign of Aleppo by the Syrian government and Russia "inhumane, merciless, sinful, indeed barbaric". Staffan de Mistura made the comments following a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday (September 25) to discuss the escalation of fighting in Aleppo following the collapse of a ceasefire negotiated by Russia and the U.S. At the meeting the United States called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism" not counter-terrorism while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now".