UN rights council condemns foreign military involvement in Syria Samuel Franklin at 12:30 PM ET
[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] on Friday passed a resolution the use of foreign fighters in the Syrian Civil War [JURIST backgrounder], responding to an influx of foreign militants on both sides of the conflict, including Lebanese Hezbollah militants supporting the Syrian government. The resolution did not call [Reuters report] for a stoppage of arms flow into Syria, merely a cessation on foreign troops involvement in the conflict. The rights council's decision to discourage such activity comes one day after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights announced that the death toll in the Syrian conflict [JURIST report] had reached at least 93,000. That same day the US said it would beginproviding arms for Syrian rebels [WSJ report] after concluding that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [official website] had used chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
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