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May 24, 2012 11:00 am

Syrian Government and Opposition Committing “Serious Human Rights Abuses”, UN Says

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Chicago Tribune/Reuters – A United Nations investigation said Syrian government forces and rebels trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad had both committed serious human rights abuses despite an attempted ceasefire in the conflict and opposition activists reported fighting in several regions on Thursday.

The investigators’ report said government forces had killed entire families, and their insurgent foes had kidnapped for ransom and tortured prisoners.

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