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U.N. Rights Panel on Syria Urges War Crimes Charges | NYTimes.com, Reuters via AlertNet

GENEVA — The United Nations Security Council should refer Syria to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and other abuses committed in nearly two years of conflict, Carla del Ponte, a United Nations human rights investigator, said on Monday.

For more on this story, visit: U.N. Rights Panel on Syria Urges War Crimes Charges – NYTimes.com.

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Syrians in “leadership positions” who may be responsible for war crimes have been identified, along with units accused of perpetrating them, United Nations investigators said on Monday.

Both government forces and armed rebels are committing war crimes, including killings and torture, spreading terror among civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict, they said.

For more on this story, visit: U.N. says has list of Syrian war crimes suspects – AlertNet.

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