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August 15, 2012 12:10 pm

UN Finds Assad’s Forces and Rebels Guilty of War Crimes

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Major-General Robert Mood (center) in the town of Al-Rastan, Homs province, Syria. Photo: UN/N. Singh.

JPost/Reuters – Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and torture in what appears to be state-directed policy, UN human rights investigators said on Wednesday.

Syrian rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad have also committed war crimes but these “did not reach the gravity, frequency and scale” of those carried out by the army and security forces, they said.

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