This file photo taken on November 15, 2016 shows United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the UN climate conference in Marrakesh. AFP / FADEL SENNA
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Syrian parties to resume the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo after operations were suspended in the battered city.The Syrian government suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from Aleppo on Friday, leaving thousands of people trapped and facing an uncertain fate.It is unclear how many people remain in eastern Aleppo, with tens of thousands fleeing to territory held by the government or Kurds in recent days but perhaps tens of thousands still inside.The U.N. Security Council was due to meet behind closed doors to hear a briefing from U.N. aid chief Stephen O'Brien on the situation in Aleppo and to discuss a French proposal to send observers.
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