UN Security Council adopts resolution on Syria peace plan

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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted the resolution developed by the five permanent members of the council earlier on Friday, Sputnik News reports.

 The agreement will create a roadmap toward a peace process end the five-year civil war in Syria, and was drafted earlier on Friday.

It includes preparations for a ceasefire monitoring mechanism that would come into effect “as soon as the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition have begun initial steps towards a political transition under UN auspices,” according to Reuters.

Talks with the Syrian opposition are set to begin in early January, and the draft “demands that all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects,” and “stresses that the Syrian people will decide the future of Syria.”

The resolution also contains previously agreed upon terms for a transitional government, with elections to be held under UN supervision, and calls on all parties to permit the delivery of humanitarian aid.

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