UN rights chief announces probe of "murderous" attack on Syrian camp

UN experts will work hard to investigate Thurday's airstrikes that killed at least 30 refugees in a northern Syrian camp, UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says.

Given that these tent settlements in a rebel-held area are clearly visible from above, "it is extremely unlikely that these murderous attacks were an accident," Zeid says, adding that "it is far more likely they were deliberate and amount to a war crime."

Reports that the attacks were carried out by Syrian government aircraft still need to be verified, the UN high commissioner for human rights notes.

UN human rights experts and staff from other organizations "will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to research and record evidence" of this crime, Zeid says.

Last update: Fri, 06/05/2016 - 14:05

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