UN Council adopts resolution targeting Iraq Islamists

  • AFP, United Nation
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  • Updated: Aug 16, 2014 01:16 IST

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria by cutting off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

The measure represents the most wide-ranging response yet by the top United Nations body to the jihadists in Iraq and Syria, who now control large swaths of territory and have been accused of atrocities.

 

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