SAT 6 - 6 - 2020
 
Date: Feb 19, 2020
Source: The Daily Star
U.N. rights boss denounces attacks, deaths in northwest Syria bombings
Reuters
GENEVA: Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in attacks this year in northwest Syria, 93% of them caused by strikes by the Syrian government and its ally Russia, the top United Nations human rights official said Tuesday.

In a statement expressing "horror at the scale of the humanitarian crisis", Michelle Bachelet denounced direct hits on or near camps of displaced civilians, as well as on medical and education facilities, including two hospitals Monday. She has previously said such acts could be war crimes.

Her spokesman Rupert Colville, asked whether Syria and Russia were deliberately targeting civilians and buildings protected under international law, told a Geneva briefing: "The sheer quantity of attacks on hospitals, medical facilities, and schools would suggest they cannot all be accidental."


 
Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
 
Related News
Syrian court orders Syriatel placed under judicial custody
Syria Kurdish-led force launches new anti-Daesh campaign
EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year
Syria postpones election for second time over virus
Daesh attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters: monitor
Related Articles
Betrayal of Kurds sickens U.S. soldiers
Trump on Syria: Knowledge-free foreign policy
Betrayal of Kurds sickens U.S. soldiers
Kurdish commander pleads for U.S. support
Kurdish-Arab power struggle in northeastern Syria
Copyright 2020 . All rights reserved