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UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'

The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of any humanitarian corridors around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners.

"That's our job," said Staffan de Mistura as he explained his "suggestion" to Moscow at a press conference in Geneva, a day after Russia said its forces and those of the Syrian government would open humanitarian corridors around Aleppo and offer a way-out for civilians and surrendering fighters.

Also Friday, Syrian activists said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike targeting a village in northern Syria held by the Islamic State group had killed 28 civilians the...