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U.N. investigators link U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to war crimes

U.N. investigators hyperlink U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to conflict crimes

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/u-n-investigators-link-u-s-syrian-and-russian-forces-to-war-crimes-idUSKCN1VW183?il=0) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > GENEVA – Air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have been committed, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday.

    > Syrian government forces carried out repeated air strikes in Saraqib, in northwest Idlib province on March 9, damaging Al-Hayat women's and children's hospital, despite pro-government forces being aware of its coordinates, the report said.

    > The Syrian army denies its strikes target civilians and says its forces only bomb militants associated with hardline Sunni fundamentalist groups linked to al Qaeda.

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  2. The US has always been blatantly open about the fact they only care about war crimes committed by *others*, and Russia doesnt care about them at all.

  3. Odds are if/when your nation is at war, it has committed war crimes.

  4. US troops is not even allowed in Syria legally

  5. Night raids by SDF forces backed by coalition helicopter gunships killed and wounded civilians in Shahil and other parts of Deir al-Zor province, in further apparent violations of international law, the investigators said.

  6. what about saudi arabian troops in yemen?

  7. The very fact that US troops are in Syria is a war crime inits self, the US troops have no mandate to be in the country

  8. So pretty much all of the countries (that matter) involved….

  9. The Russia apologists are out in full force in this thread.

  10. I’ll try something different here. Challenging all shills and trolls to prove me wrong, that Russia is a far worse influence in Syria than the US.

  11. That’s impossible to prove, even the UN verifies this. So I doubt these speculations will go far.

  12. Have we reached a point where any civilian casualties in a war are a war-crime?

  13. The U.S only has collateral damage – it’s the Russians and Syrians who are the war criminals!

  14. >NGO says some actors in an intense conflict area may have done some bad things

    And the world keeps turning.

  15. The comments are great. Get your popcorn.

  16. Wha, Assad Syrians and Russians commiting war crimes since 2012 who would have seen that coming…

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