Eli Ridder | The Post
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria amid a deadly escalation between government and rebel forces that has left over 500 dead near the capital.
The vote was delayed several times since Thursday as some of the 15 council members wanted changes.
The United States blamed Russia for the hold up, with some officials asserting that Moscow wanted to give more time for its ally. the Syrian president, to destroy the rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta.
Hundreds of civilians of civilians have died in the past week as an escalation in government bombardment took place.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called for the ceasefire to be implemented immediately.
More details to follow. Image of people in Eastern Ghouta from ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP.