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    UN General Assembly Adopts Draft Resolution on End of Hostilities in Syria

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    The UN General Assembly voted 122-13 on Friday in favor of a draft resolution introduced by Canada that calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The draft resolution stipulates an "immediate and complete end to all attacks on civilians and civilian objects" as well as safe access for UN and other humanitarian actors.

    "In favor 122, 13 against, abstentions 36," General Assembly president Peter Thomson said.

    The draft resolution acknowledges the only sustainable solution to the the Syrian crisis is "through an inclusive and Syrian-led political process," and consequently calls for establishing "an inclusive transitional governing body with full executive powers."

    The draft resolution acknowledges the only sustainable solution to the Syrian crisis is "through an inclusive and Syrian-led political process," and consequently calls for establishing "an inclusive transitional governing body with full executive powers."

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011 as opposition groups and Islamic extremists, including the Islamic State and Jabhat Fatah al Sham — formerly known as the Nusra Front — are fighting the Syrian Army in an attempt to topple the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad.

    The draft respolutoin was adopted as the Syrian Army is finalizing the liberation of the key city of Aleppo from Western-supported Islamic militants.

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