UN accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

UN accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

A panel appointed by the UN’s Human Rights Council has concluded Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces have perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity on Syrian Civilians.

The report highlights the conflict in detail, blaming the government and allied militia for the killing of more than 100 civillians in the village of Houla in May, nearly half of them children.

The pannel says the torture, sexual violence and indiscrimiate attacks indicate the involvement at the highest levels of the government and armed forces.

It comes as government forces have launched an airstrike on the rebel stronghold town of Aazaz, just north of the city of Aleppo.

At least 30 people have been killed in the latest attack, including a number of children, while dozens of others have been injured.

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