The text, proposed by
Saturday, expressed the council's "grave concern" about the fate of
civilians trapped in the strategically important town in central Homs province, where regime forces backed by 's
Hezbollah militant group began an assault two weeks ago. Lebanon
It called "upon the Syrian government to allow immediate, full and unimpeded access to impartial humanitarian actors, including UN agencies" to reach civilians.
The 15 members of the council also "strongly call upon all sides to do their utmost to avoid civilian casualties and for the Syrian government to exercise its responsibility to protect civilians," it said.