Friday, October 11, 2013

Syrian rebels accused of massacring civilians

Armed group committed war crime in August by killing at least 190 Alawite villagers in Latakia, Human Rights Watch says.
Syrian rebels allied with Sunni Muslim fighters killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-government villages, an international human rights group has said.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) described the August 4 killings as a "war crime", and said the attacks against unarmed civilians in more than a dozen villages in the coastal province of Latakia were systematic.
In a 105-page report based on a visit to the area a month later, HRW said the attacks could even amount to a crime against humanity.
 Witnesses said rebels went house to house, in some cases executing entire families and in other cases killing men and taking women and children hostages.

1 comment:

  1. “The findings are bound to feed mounting Western unease about the tactics of some of those trying to topple Assad... ”

    Crocodile tears for a war orchestrated in Washington.