A member of the Iraqi security forces keeps watch on August 14, 2014 on the main highway near Ramadi, Anbar's provincial capital, west of Baghdad, which links the Iraqi capital to the borders with Syria and Jordan
A member of the Iraqi security forces keeps watch on August 14, 2014 on the main highway near Ramadi, Anbar's provincial capital, west of Baghdad, which links the Iraqi capital to the borders with Syria and Jordan © Azhar Shallal - AFP/File
A member of the Iraqi security forces keeps watch on August 14, 2014 on the main highway near Ramadi, Anbar's provincial capital, west of Baghdad, which links the Iraqi capital to the borders with Syria and Jordan
AFP
Last updated: August 15, 2014

UN Council adopts resolution targeting Iraq Islamists

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria by cutting off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

The measure represents the most wide-ranging response yet by the top United Nations body to the jihadists in Iraq and Syria, who now control large swaths of territory and have been accused of atrocities.

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