UN Resolutions on the Right of Return of the People Expelled from the Russian-occupied Regions of Georgia

Two provinces of Georgia – Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region – are illegally occupied by Russia. They comprise about one fifth of Georgia’s territory. Russia has between eight and ten thousand of its regular troops with heavy weaponry permanently stationed in these occupied Georgian territories. Most of the local Georgian population has been ethnically cleansed.

Since 2008, the United Nations General Assembly has been adopting annual resolutions supporting the right of return of the people violently forced to leave their homes in the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region.

Chart of resolutions

Sources:

https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/ga11919.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2016/ga11785.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2015/ga11651.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2014/ga11514.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2013/ga11382.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2012/ga11262.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2011/ga11109.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2010/ga10976.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2009/ga10853.doc.htm

https://www.un.org/press/en/2008/ga10708.doc.htm

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Iraq liberates Hit from Daesh

On 14 April 2016 Iraqi forces fully captured the city of Hit from Daesh, after almost a month of fighting.

Hit is located in Anbar province west of Baghdad.

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Syrian rebels take most of Al Rai

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The rebels’ advance will hinder the Kurds’ plans to take over this Daesh-controlled area themselves in order to unite their own enclaves – a plan vehemently resisted by Turkey.

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China takes over Jackson Atoll from Philippines

According to reports from 2 March 2016, Chinese vessels have taken over control over Jackson Atoll (Spartly Islands) from Philippines.

The atoll is not populated and had not been protected by Philippines. However, it has strategic significance, since it is located on the route between Philippines and other Spartly Islands under the Philippines’ control further west.

Jackson Atoll and various states’ control over Spartly Islands:

Jackson Atoll takeover

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On 25 February 2016 Syrian regime forces retook the town of Khanaser that had been captured by Daesh [ISIS].

Khanaser is positioned on the only road that connected the bulk of the territory under Assad’s control to the Aleppo Province. Despite retaking of Khanaser, the road is still blocked by Daesh.

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