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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee has approved a resolution strongly condemning the recent escalation of attacks in Aleppo and continuing violence by the Syrian government against its own people.
The General Assembly’s human rights committee voted 116-15 with 49 abstentions in favor of the draft resolution on Tuesday. It is virtually certain to be adopted when the assembly votes next month.READ MORE: Man In His Late 80s Found Deceased In Southeast Dallas Home That Caught Fire
The draft resolution demands that Syrian authorities “immediately put an end to all indiscriminate attacks, including those involving the use of terror tactics, air strikes, barrel and vacuum bombs, incendiary weapons, chemical weapons and heavy artillery.”READ MORE: Feds Charge Dallas Attorney Rayshun Jackson In Drug Money Laundering Scheme
It “deplores and condemns in the strongest terms” widespread human rights violations by the Syrian government.
The draft calls for a cease-fire by all parties, saying this “is essential to achieve a political solution.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
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