UN: Syrian bus convoy attack is a war crime

 

The UN says that a deadly attack on a bus convoy carrying people from two Shia-majority villages in the Idlib province amounts to a war crime.

"We add our voice to the condemnation of the attack near Rashideen near western rural Aleppo Governorate that hit a convoy carrying people from the besieged Syrian towns of Kefraya and Foua villages to government-controlled areas, killing dozens of people. It is an attack which likely amounts to a war crime," said a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, on Tuesday.

He added that the UN has still not been able to determine who was behind the Saturday attack that killed over 100 people and injured many more, in which a bomber blew up an explosive-laden car.

"We reiterate the High Commissioner’s call for accountability and the need to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court," he added.

 

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