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HRW calls for Russian accountability for war crimes in Syria

Human Rights Watch has accused Russia of conducting airstrikes in Syria in August of this year which constituted a war crime and has called for accountability for any and all war crimes.

The attack occurred on 16 August as a Russian aircraft dropped a bomb by a shelter for displaced civilians run by a Syrian aid organisation. The attack occurred in Hass and killed approximately 20 people, predominately women and children, as well as injuring around 52 people.

HRW further stated raised concerns over the Russian and pro-Syrian government coalition. In their statement they maintain; 

Syria and Russia are, “using the excuse that they are combatting terrorism to indiscriminately bomb an area with over three million civilians trapped next to the closed Turkish border”. 

Read the full HRW statement here.

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