Syria’s Aleppo suffering ‘daily crimes against humanity’: Amnesty
Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes". In a new report, the rights watchdog said "relentless" government aerial bombardment of Syria's former economic powerhouse had forced many residents to "eke out an existence underground". It slammed the "horrendous war crimes and other abuses in the city by government forces and armed opposition groups on a daily basis". "Some of the government's actions in Aleppo amount to crimes against humanity," Amnesty said.
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