UN committee OKs resolution criticizing Syria on human rights record; Russia, Iran vote no

The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee has adopted a resolution criticizing Syria's human rights record.

One hundred and fifteen countries voted in favor of the resolution Thursday. Fifteen voted against it, including Syria allies Russia and Iran as well as China. Fifty-one countries abstained.

The non-binding resolution now goes to the full General Assembly for consideration.

The resolution "strongly condemns all attacks against the Syrian moderate opposition," saying such attacks benefit the Islamic State group and other extremist groups.

Syria's conflict is now well into its fifth year, with more than a quarter of a million people killed.

The international community is struggling with how to bring the country's parties together toward a political solution while addressing the highly sensitive issue of the fate of President Bashar Assad.