BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria’s seven-year civil war (all times local):

The U.N. Security Council is again demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria and backing a U.N.-endorsed roadmap for a peaceful transition and elections in the conflict-torn country.

The council reaffirmed in a statement following a briefing Friday by the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, that U.N.-led talks in Geneva “remain the central process to find a political solution.”

Council members reiterated their “full support” for de Mistura’s mandate to establish a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria “without delay.”

The council expressed its “deepest concerns” and joined de Mistura in condemning the perpetrators of violence in Damascus and the rebel-held suburbs of eastern Ghouta in violation of the Feb. 24 cease-fire resolution.

Members also “reiterated their call for unconditional, unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access and urged all parties to the conflict to strictly adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians.”

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