Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria’s Ghouta: U.N.

FILE PHOTO: People walk on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and “deliberately starving” 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. About 20,000 rebel fighters entrenched in the besieged area, some belonging to “terrorist groups”, shelled the nearby capital […]

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