The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, will fly to Moscow, Washington and Tehran in the coming days in a bid to secure access to civilians in Aleppo.

Hundreds of people have been killed since Tuesday in a concerted push by the government and its allies to quash resistance in the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo and re-establish control over what was once Syria’s biggest city.

“The ICRC is trying hard to engage with all parties to this conflict to find a solution to have access to all those people,” Maurer told a press conference in Dublin on Monday. “We haven’t seen any humanitarian assistance in a month. This is a question of urgency.”

Maurer said he would meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday, then fly on to Washington and Tehran.
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