UN accuses Syrian rebels of committing crimes against humanity

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Newscast Media NEW YORK—The UN has for the first time accused Syrian rebel
fighters of committing crimes against humanity. The body has also criticized the
government’s use of siege warfare, and blamed the international community for
inaction.

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday said several Syrian Islamist
rebel groups had systematically detained and tortured civilians. The rebels’ crimes
against humanity, it said, were carried out in al-Raqqa province against ethnic Kurds.
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