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Friday, April 12, 2013

Human Rights Watch Report l The Syrian air force has killed more than 4,300 civilians since July 2012


The advocacy organization based Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused in a report in New York to the Syrian Air Force to launchattacks "indiscriminate and selective in some cases" against civiliansOnly since July 2012, the Syrian Air Force killed more than 4,300 civilians, HRW says the report released Wednesday (local). The document, entitled 'Death from Above', is based on iNVESTIGATIONS conducted in 50 locations in northern Syriathat are under control of the opposition. Moreover, HRWinterviewed more than 140 eyewitnesses and victims in other regions of the country"The Syrian Air Force has carried out air strikes repeatedly and sometimes indiscriminate targeted civilians," said the report, 80 pages. To Human Rights Watch, the attacks represent serious violations of international humanitarian law. "Those who commit such violations for criminal purposes are guilty of war crimes," says the report.Research by HRW concluded that Syrian Armed Forces intentionally attacked several hospitals and bakeries, among other goals. In some cases had not detected any military objective in the areas attacked, according to HRW preliminary investigations. The organization based in New York also accuses the Syrian regime of using cluster munitions , which cause great havoc among the civilian population. Moreover, opposition groups "have not exhausted all possibilities" to protect civilians deploying troops within or near densely populated areas, for example, qualifies the report. "In village after village with civilians we are very much afraid that the Air Force of his own country" , said Ole Solvang, who visited the targets of attacks and interviewed victims and eyewitnesses. These air strikes have caused destruction, fear and displacement of civilians, Solvang said. "In view of the evidence reliable of crimes against humanity committed by the Syrian government , Human Rights Watch called on governments and companies to stop forthwith the sale and delivery of arms, munitions and equipment to Syria until the government Syrian end to these crimes, "the organization wrote. The Syrian conflict, which erupted two years ago, has caused so far killed more than 70,000 people, according to estimates.

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