UNSC urged world to step up help for Iraq to halt militants' offensive

Oct 20, 2014 09:09 IST

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 18 October 2014 urged the world to step up their support for the Iraqi government and its security forces in intensifying their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters. The council has called for a common effort among governments and institutions to stamp out the violence and intolerance ISIS espouses.

In a unanimous statement, the 15-member council condemned the vicious string of suicide, vehicle borne and other attacks in Baghdad and surrounding provinces carried out by the organisation over the past few days. These attacks have killed scores of Iraqis, including an elected Member of Parliament from Basrah Province and the Police Chief of Anbar Province.

The council has urged the international community to further strengthen and expand support for the government of Iraq including Iraqi security forces, in accordance with international law.  It emphasised a need to combat by all means the threat posed by ISIS and associated armed groups, which it has labeled a terrorist group.


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