Syria

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GENEVA: The UN’ top hu­man rights of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day the siege and bomb­ing of eastern Aleppo in Syria con­sti­tuted “crimes of his­toric pro­por­tions” that have caused heavy civil­ian ca­su­al­ties amount­ing to war crimes.

The UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil later voted to launch an in­de­pen­dent in­quiry into events in Aleppo to iden­tify and hold ac­count­able any­one re­spon­si­ble for al­leged vi­o­la­tions.

Rus­sia has de­nied any de­lib­er­ate tar­get­ing of civil­ians.

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