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UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State By EDITH M. LEDERER (AP via HonestReporting)

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Nov. 20, 2015

The resolution calls on U.N. member states “that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures” against the Islamic State group and all other violent extremist groups “to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria.”

This does not constitute an authorization for military action, however, because the resolution is not drafted under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter which is the only way the United Nations can give a green light to the use of force.

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