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This afternoon.

A representative of the Syrian Civil Defence (The White Helmets) addresses a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Open Meeting on besieged Aleppo.

He said:

“We are speaking about a siege of 350,000 people, not 10, or 50, or a 100 people. We are talking about 350,000 humans. A huge humanitarian disaster that will shame humanitarian organisations forever.”

Belfast-born Anna Nolan, director of The Syria Campaign, tweetz:

Dark day for international community when Syrian Civil Defence who are picking up the bodies also have to tell UNSC [United Nations Security Council] to do their jobs…

Watch the meeting live here.

Video via Anna Nolan

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Last night.

Meisha Downey (left) and Lily Smullen light a candle “for the children of Syria this Christmas” on behalf of Goal. The conflict has contributed to “the worst refugee crisis since World War II”. GOAL is calling for “united action at European level on Syria and the refugee crisis”.

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Yesterday: Meanwhile, On Chois

(Leon Farrell/Rollingnews)

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Boom.

As British MPS debate the use of air strikes on ISIS rebels in Syria….

Fourty-eight per cent of voters now back Cameron’s proposal to bomb Isis in Syria, a drop from 59 per cent before the prime minister addressed parliament last week.

The number of people opposed to the idea of airstrikes has also since grown considerably from 20 per cent to 31 per cent, while 21 per cent say they are still undecided.

FIGHT!

Syria air strikes: Public support falls as Parliament prepares to vote (Independent.co.uk)

Montage via John Paul Watson

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Damage at a site hit by what activists said were Russian air strikes in the town of Ariha, Syria yesterday.

Syria airstrikes: Jeremy Corbyn gives Labour MPs free vote (Independent.co.uk)