The UN Security Council Just Took a Huge Step Toward Resolving Syria's Civil War

December 19, 2015 2:19 PM

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The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution that for the first time endorses a roadmap for peace in Syria, and offers backing to a nationwide ceasefire as part of that process.

The vote followed a convening of the so-called International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) in Vienna last month, which resulted in plans for talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and opposition groups by January as well as a parallel ceasefire. It also set an optimistic goal of h...

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