United Nations unanimously approves all possible actions to fight against ISIS


New York: States should join the fight against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ISIS and redouble efforts to prevent further attacks by the militant group, United Nations Security Council UNSC has declared in a unanimous vote. The 15-member council adopted a resolution on Friday that was drafted by France after a series of deadly attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and were claimed by ISIS . “The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security,” said the resolution. ISIS used the chaos of Syria’s nearly five-year civil war to seize territory in Syria and Iraq , where a US-led coalition has been bombing the militants for more than a year, while Russia began air strikes in Syria in September. The group has recently claimed responsibility for downing a Russian passenger plane in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board, and attacks in Lebanon, Turkey and Tunisia. The council resolution “calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures ... on the territory under the control of ISIL (ISIS)”. It also urged states to intensify efforts to stem the flow of foreigners looking to fight with ISIS in Iraq and Syria and to prevent and suppress financing of terrorism. The guardian was quoted as saying.

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