The relentless and bloody battle for Syria's largest city raged on Monday, with regime forces launching missiles and shelling from attack helicopters, opposition activists said.
The reports of terror after more than a week of clashes between regime and rebel fighters, both of which are trying to secure the commercial and cultural hub of Aleppo.
The city has seen a mass exodus amid the violence. About 200,000 people in and around Aleppo have fled shelling and heavy weapon fire in the past two days, Valerie Amos, the U.N.'s under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said Sunday.
With no end to the country's 16-month crisis in sight, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country will take more action to try to stop the bloodshed.
"As France is taking over the presidency of the U.N. Security Council on August 1, we are going to ask - before the end of the week - for a meeting of the Security Council, probably at a ministerial level ... to try and stop the massacres and prepare for the political transition," Fabius told French RTL radio on Monday.FULL STORY