UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


GENEVA -- The independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country.

The commission said the widespread and systematic killings by Islamic State, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, occurred both in the northern province of Aleppo and in the northeastern region of Raqqa, a stronghold of the group.

A four-member commission chaired by Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro also said President Bashar Assad's government forces continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity through massacres and systematic murder, torture, rape and disappearances. (AP)

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