SYRIAN Government forces have committed human rights violations, including executions, across the country "on an alarming scale" during military operations in the past three months, United Nations investigators said yesterday.
SYRIAN Government forces have committed human rights violations, including executions, across the country \"on an alarming scale\" during military operations in the past three months, United Nations investigators said yesterday.
PRESIDENT BASHAR AL ASSAD: Damning report on his forces.
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Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA
Their report, presented by investigation head Paulo Pinheiro to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, also listed multiple killings and kidnappings by armed opposition groups trying to topple President Bashar al Assad.
"The situation on the ground is dangerously and quickly deteriorating," the 20-page report said. "In the increasingly militarised context, human rights violations are occurring across the country on an alarming scale during military operations against locations believed to be hosting defectors and/or those perceived as affiliated with anti-government armed groups, including the Free Syrian Army," it said.
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