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On May 24, 2016, the United Nations Security Council condemned the May 23 terrorist attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous. The attacks killed or injured over 100 people. In a press statement, the Council reiterated its concern over the continued operation of ISIL, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, and related terrorist groups in Syria and “condemned the negative impact of their presence, violent extremist ideology and actions on the stability of Syria, neighbouring countries and the region.” Council members underscored the need for all UN member states to fulfill their obligations under Resolution 2178 (2014) and, citing the UN Charter and international law generally, “reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.” In particular, the Council emphasized the importance of implementing measures to “prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with Resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).” Additionally, they called on parties to the conflict to allow humanitarian access to all parts of Syria and to all in need of assistance and stressed the need to keep open border crossings necessary for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Finally, Council members urged a new round of peace negotiations under UN auspices and reiterated the need to implement Resolutions 2254 (2015) and 2268 (2016); the International Syria Support Group’s Vienna statements of May 17, 2016, November 14, 2015, and October 30, 2015; the Group’s Munich statement of February 11, 2016; and the 2012 Geneva Communiqué.