Amnesty International: Russian strikes in Syria may amount to war crimes
Wounded man carried after Russian air strikes target residential area in Syria.
Date: 2015-12-23 14:48
Amnesty International said today that nearly three months of Russian air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians that could constitute war crimes.
Amnesty Middle East and North Africa director Philip Luther said that some appear to have directly attacked civilians by striking residential areas and that "such attacks may amount to war crimes.
Luther added that it "is crucial that suspected violations are independently and impartially investigated."
The London-based rights group said there is "evidence suggesting that Russian authorities may have lied to cover up civilian damage to a mosque from one air strike and a field hospital in another."