With no Russia veto, U.N. backs Syria truce

But week’s bombing toll at 510 deaths

Posted: February 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Security Council members vote Saturday at United Nations headquarters in New York on a resolution requesting a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria as a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to more than 500.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks Saturday after the Security Council voted unanimously to demand a cease-fire in Syria.

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