20 October 2014
UNSC: common effort needed to counter ISIL, Al-Nusra Front and entities associated with Al-Qaida
The Security Council has urged the world to step up measures to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after the terrorist group carried out a spate of brutal attacks in Baghdad and Anbar over the past few days, calling for ‘a common effort’ among governments and institutions to ‘stamp out’ the violence and intolerance ISIL espouses.
‘ISIL must be defeated’, the members of the Council declared in a press statement, which condemned the vicious string of suicide, vehicle-borne, and other attacks perpetrated by ISISL terrorist in Baghdad and surrounding provinces over the past several days. Expressing ‘deep outrage’ about all Iraqis as well as nationals of other states killed, kidnapped, raped, or tortured by ISIL, as well as its child recruitment, the Council called for the perpetrators to justice, and for the international community, ‘in accordance with international law, to further strengthen and expand support for the Government of Iraq, including Iraqi Security Forces, in the fight against ISIL and associated armed groups’.
‘There has to be a common effort amongst governments and institutions, including those in the region most affected, to counter ISIL, Al-Nusra Front and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida’, in line with relevant UN resolutions, said the Council, emphasising through its statement that ‘the intolerance, violence and hatred ISIL espouses must be stamped out’.