The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on the current situation in Syria & the meeting is scheduled at the request of the US and France, two of the five permanent members of the 15-nation UN body.
The council meeting is unusual on Sunday as the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly is going on at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the latest military escalation in Aleppo.
The last emergency council meeting was held last week at the request of Russia in response to the airstrikes staged by the US-led coalition on Syrian military positions.
Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary-General) said that he was appalled by Aleppo, saying that the northern Syrian city is facing the intense bombardment since the start of the Syrian conflict.& Nearly 30 civilians were killed in the eastern part of Aleppo.
The incident came one day after the Syrian Defence Ministry announced the commencement of a new offensive on rebel-held areas in Aleppo.