21 August 2014
Expressing its ‘gravest concern’ that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the UN Security Council placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and threatened measures against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to them. (more…)
Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria
Source: UN News Centre | UNSC | SC/11520 | Security Council Adopts Resolution 2170 (2014) Condemning Gross, Widespread Abuse Of Human Rights by Extremist Groups in Iraq, Syria | 15 August 2014
29 July 2013
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Robert Serry warned the UN Security Council that the Syrian conflict is turning global.
Serry stated that Syria is increasingly turning into a regional, if not a global, battleground citing a surge in sectarian violence in Syria and the broader region. According to Serry, the use of military might against civilian areas by the government forces attracts increasing numbers of foreign fighters.
The statement comes after the UN special envoy to Iraq warned the Security Council two weeks ago that the battlefields in Iraq and Syria are merging.
Source: The Washington Post | UN envoy warns that Syrian conflict is increasingly regional, if not global