The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution to enforce a ceasefire in Syria, which was drafted by Russia and Turkey. The United States had been excluded from the discussion.
BREAKING: UN adopts resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 31, 2016
The Syrian civil war has been ongoing for six years. Hundreds of thousands have died in the conflict.
In addition to a ceasefire, the resolution calls for humanitarian aid to be distributed throughout Syria.