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September 30, 2015 10:07 am

France to Probe Assad Regime for Crimes Against Humanity

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Assad's regime is being probed for alleged crimes against humanity. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Assad’s regime is being probed for alleged crimes against humanity. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

France has launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged crimes against humanity, a judicial source said Wednesday, after world powers sparred at the United Nations over the embattled leader’s fate.

Paris prosecutors opened a preliminary inquiry on September 15 into alleged crimes committed by the Syrian government between 2011 and 2013, the source told AFP.

Read full story at France 24.

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