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GENEVA: Ma­jor pow­ers must unite to stop the car­nage in Syria as the col­lapse of US-Rus­sian peace ef­forts would be a set­back for UN op­er­a­tions aimed at sav­ing lives, ac­cord­ing to the UN’s top aid of­fi­cial.

Stephen O’Brien, the UN emer­gency re­lief co-or­di­na­tor, said at a min­i­mum, a 48-hour hu­man­i­tar­ian pause each week was needed to reach rebel-held eastern Aleppo with food and med­i­cal sup­plies and to evac­u­ate the many wounded.

The US said it was close to sus­pend­ing talks with Rus­sia on a cease­fire in Syria while the Krem­lin has vowed to press on with an as­sault on Aleppo.

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