UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria’s second largest city

United Nations Says Aleppo Raid Is ‘Likely A War Crime’ | Hardball | MSNBC

The Syrian White Helmets civil defense group revealed to United Nations war crimes investigators that 1,207 civilians, 380 of them children, were killed by Russian airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria. The White Helmets, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Independent Doctors Association and the Violations Documentation Center described the alleged warcrimes committed by Russia in a 39-page document delivered to the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria. The report describes 304 attacks purportedly committed by Russia between July and October 2016. “Evidence clearly indicates that Russia has committed or been complicit in war crimes in Syria,” the White Helmets report states. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said in October 3026 that air strikes in the rebel areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo were responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties.

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[Reuters – Syria’s White Helmets accuse Russia of Aleppo war crimes: letter]
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