August 2, 2013
United Nations experts are investigating allegations that rebels
killed dozens of Syrian soldiers in a village near Aleppo after they
captured it from government troops, an incident that could amount to a
war crime, the world body’s human rights chief said.
Navi Pillay on Friday said in a statement that a UN team in the
region is looking into reports about killings that followed the battle
in Khan al-Assal in July.
Pillay said the team has examined activists’ videos and collected
accounts from people in Aleppo on an incident that she called “deeply
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