UN Security Council Targets Islamist Militants in Iraq and Syria

The UN Secu­rity Coun­cil today voted unan­i­mously to black­list six peo­ple, includ­ing the spokesper­son for ISIL, and threat­ened sanc­tions against those who finance, recruit or sup­ply weapons insur­gents, in effort to weaken the al Qaeda splin­ter group that’s man­aged to seize ter­ri­tory in Iraq and Syria. The six named in today’s res­o­lu­tion are sub­ject to an inter­na­tional travel ban, freez­ing their assets and sub­ject to an arms embargo.