UN approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

UN approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

UN approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2018 | 2:44 pm

United Nations Security Council approved a resolution calling for a 30 days ceasefire in Syria.

The resolution was drafted by Kuwait and Sweden jointly, which will help to deliver the medical facilities as well as the other necessities.

The vote was delayed by 24 hours over a disagreement between Russia and the other members of the Security Council.

Aljazeera reports, that the Russian objection on the drafted resolution wordings were based on the “immediate ceasefire”, which was proposed.

Syrian forces backed by Russia,began operations in Eastern Ghouta on February 18.

Since then over 500 civilians including 123 children have been killed, another hundred are seeking medical attention.

Eastern Ghouta is the last rebel held area near the suburb of Damascus,which is home to nearly a 400,000 civilians.  Since 2013, it is under frequent and heavy attacks and firing as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces began military operations in the area.


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