Saudi Arabia succeeded in brokering a ceasefire among the four major armed groups of the Syrian opposition: the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front, Islamic Front and Al-Mujahideen Army.

The factional fighting left at least 1,500 dead in one month.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promptly seized the Security Council of the United Nations. In its letter, it denounces the support provided by Saudi Arabia to organizations classified as "terrorist" by the SC (the ISIL and the Al-Nusra Front) in breach of resolution 1373 (2001). In addition, it requests the inclusion of two new entities (the Islamic Front and the Al-Mujahideen Army) on the UN list of terrorist organizations. The letter ends by highlighting the threat to international peace posed by the flourishing of these groups in Syria.