August 10th, 2012

Syria: Aleppo Civilians at Great Risk

Posted on 10 Aug 2012 at 7:28am

Government, Opposition Forces Should Respect Laws of War

(Hatay) – Civilians in and around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo are increasingly at risk from aerial attacks, artillery shelling and gunfire, Human Rights Watch said today. Commanders of Syrian government forces and the opposition Free Syrian Army should ensure that their troops abide by the laws of war and never target civilians or conduct indiscriminate attacks, Human Rights Watch said.

Human Rights Watch researchers conducted a week-long field investigation in northern Aleppo province in early August 2012, and are continuing to gather information at the Syrian border in Turkey, where many Aleppo residents have fled.

“As Syria deploys helicopters, fighter jets, tanks,…

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