US-led coalition acts in Syria might amount to war crimes - UN

Orient Net 2019-09-12 08:32:00

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The UN commission of inquiry on Syria released a 21-page report Wednesday saying acts of US-led coalition, the Syrian regime and Russia might amount to war crimes.  

According to the report, the air raids by the US-led coalition did not, or failed to, take enough measures to distinguish civilians from the military targets. 

"Launching indiscriminate attacks that result in death or injury to civilians amounts to a war crime in cases in which such attacks are conducted recklessly," said the report. 

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US, held large-scale operations in Syria which "had led to the near-complete destruction of towns and villages," according to the report. 

The Assad regime and Russia were also condemned for their aggression in northwestern Idlib province of Syria. 

These parties, in the UN report, were accused of targeting health facilities, schools, market areas and agricultural zones, which might amount to "war crimes".