Amnesty accuses Syrian regime and Russia of war crimes
Organization calls on UN not to cut aid to civilians in Syria amid crisis
Amnesty International has released a new report detailing 18 air and ground attacks on schools and hospitals by the Syrian government and Russia.
The organization concluded that Russia and Syria deliberately carried out attacks on objects that are on the list compiled by the UN «non-hit targets». The report also notes that there is convincing evidence of Russia’s direct participation in illegal air strikes..
Amnesty International says the UN Security Council should not cut aid to civilians amid war crimes and crimes against humanity in northwest Syria. Resolution allowing cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria’s Idlib region expires in coming weeks.
«Even by the standards of the disastrous nine-year crisis in Syria, the scale of population displacement and humanitarian emergency caused by the latest attacks in Idlib were unprecedented. UN Security Council must not cut vital line of cross-border humanitarian aid while thousands of people are on the verge of death», – said Amnesty International Director for the Middle East and North Africa Heba Morayef