Russia’s U.N. ambassador says all military action in Syria’s eastern Aleppo has ended

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From The Los Angeles Times:

Russia’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday all military action in eastern Aleppo has ended and the Syrian government has reestablished control over the former rebel-held area. 

Vitaly Churkin spoke near the end of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, saying, “According to the latest information that we received in the last hour, military actions in eastern Aleppo are over.”

He said that as a result, “there is no issue of some cessation of hostilities, or some special humanitarian operation.” He added that “the Syrian government has reestablished control over eastern Aleppo.” 

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