15 Aug 2014
Resolution 2170 (Syria and Iraq) S/RES/2170

On 15 August the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2170, condemning systematic and widespread abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law, including indiscriminate killing of civilians by terrorist groups, particularly the Islamic State and the Al-Nusra Front. The resolution expressed concern that parts of Iraq and Syria are under the control of these groups, and placed six individuals affiliated with the groups on the UNSC Al-Qaida sanctions list. The resolution underlined the primary responsibility of UN member states to protect civilian population on their territories.