The resolution, titled “The Syrian dispute: 10 years after the uprising”, was approved by the European Parliament. The resolution names the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as an ally “in the fight against ISIL/Daesh”.
The resolution also stated that a military solution was not possible, and that the humanitarian crisis was so alarming that a ceasefire watch led by the UN should be formed. Bashar al-Assad’s administration was condemned for its violations of human rights and international law.
The resolution also pointed out that Russia, Iran and Turkey violated international law and Turkey was urged to withdraw from the areas it occuppied in northeast Syria. Turkey endangers peace in Syria, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, claimed the resolution.
MEPs stated that the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) was still active in the region and they expressed their support for an international coalition.
Meanwhile, UN High Comissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made an appeal to put war criminals on trial. Bachelet said they have failed to bring charges to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and added that only one person has been sentenced so far on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.