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UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

The U.N.'s humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that the conditions had descended into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe."

REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria's largest city.

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