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Syria attacks ‘aimed solely at punishing civilians’, says Amnesty International

The Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes on residential areas that do not target opposition fighters or military objectives, and instead appear aimed solely at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces, Amnesty International … Continue reading

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Children main victims as Assad forces step up attacks on markets, hospitals: Amnesty

Civilians, including many children, are the main victims of indiscriminate Syrian army bombing and shelling of areas abandoned to opposition forces, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. The London-based international human rights group said its first-hand field investigations … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Indiscriminate government attacks are maiming, terrorizing Syria civilians

The Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes on residential areas that do not target opposition fighters or military objectives, and instead appear aimed solely at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces, Amnesty International … Continue reading

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Amnesty International says civilians bearing brunt of violence in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Human rights group Amnesty International says artillery and mortar fire and airstrikes by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo are killing mostly civilians, including children. A new Amnesty report released Thursday said air and artillery … Continue reading

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Amnesty releases satellite images of Syria bombing in Aleppo

Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the extent of artillery bombardment in the Syrian city of Aleppo where rebels are struggling to fight off an offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The London-based international human rights group … Continue reading

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Syrian troops accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ by undercover Amnesty workers as Damascus is hit by devastating car bomb

Brutal Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s forces are murdering civilians in organised attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said today. The rights group has now repeated its call for the United Nations Security Council … Continue reading

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Syrian army systematically killing civilians: Amnesty

By: Tim Castle and Tessa Unsworth LONDON, United Kingdom – Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Thursday, citing evidence from over 20 locations in … Continue reading

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Amnesty Human Rights Report Says UN Security Council “Tired, Unfit For Purpose”

The courage shown by protesters in the past 12 months has been matched by a failure of leadership that makes the UN Security Council seem tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose, Amnesty International said in its 50th … Continue reading

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UN Security Council ‘tired and out of step’, says Amnesty International

By: Lizzy Davies The UN Security Council is suffering a failure of leadership which makes it seem “tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose”, the human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) says on Thursday as it chastises the “determination” of … Continue reading

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Syrian forces executing and burning residents of Idlib, Amnesty says

By: Martin Chulov BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian forces are executing scores of suspected opposition sympathisers in the northern city of Idlib, often burning their bodies in piles or torching them in their homes then sending family members to find them, … Continue reading

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