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UN Security Council Demands Temporary Cease-fire In Syria

The decision comes after a week of heavy bombardment and hundreds of civilian casualties.
Posted at 3:17 PM, Feb 24, 2018

The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire in Syria "without delay."

The vote had been delayed a number of times as members tried to find a plan Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, would accept.

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 500 civilians have been killed in a week of intense bombing in Ghouta, Syria, which began last Sunday.