Muslim states urge UN force to help stem Syria tide

Syrians walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes by regime forces in the rebel-held area of Douma on August 30, 2015The United Nations should consider a peacekeeping force for war-ravaged Syria to help curb the surge of refugees which is destabilising the region and beyond, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said Sunday. An emergency meeting of the 57-member group called on the UN Security Council to urgently consider creating “a multi-dimensional UN peacekeeping operation in Syria as a prelude to restoring security and stability in the country”. The OIC, which calls itself the collective voice of the Muslim world, blamed the humanitarian crisis on “the war crimes committed by the regime in Syria”.

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