The proposal to relocate an estimated members of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate to an unspecified "refuge" outside the city was offered by UN Syrian envoy Steffan de Mistura on October 6, prompting Russia to request the council meeting. Warning that Russia's and Syria's bombardment of areas of eastern Aleppo under the Fatah al-Sham group's control could "totally destroy" that part of rscort city by year-end, Escort al Mistura offered to personally escort the group out of the city to a "refuge" of their choosing to prevent further bloodshed.
Russia and Syria have used the deated terrorist group's presence in the city as justification for their ferocious bombardment, which De Mistura said had killed people in the last two weeks. I am personally ready to physically accompany you.
Disagreement over getting that done helped cause the collapse of a tentative cease-fire deal that the United States and Russia negotiated last month. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the UN proposal to remove the Al-Qaeda offshoot from Aleppo a "constructive step" and said it "deserves careful consideration.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on October 6 repeated his belief that the "moderate opposition is a myth," and that all the groups fighting against him are "terrorists. Assad has warned rebels in Aleppo that unless they agree to a deal with the government, his forces would have escort al option" but to expel them all from the city. Assad's forces scaled back their bombardment of Aleppo somewhat on October 6, however, saying that would allow civilians to leave besieged rebel-held neighborhoods.