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    'Russia Guilty of War Crimes' says Amnesty

    Amnesty International has told Sky News that Russia is guilty of some the most "egregious" war crimes it has seen in decades.

    The human rights organisation claims Moscow's warplanes have been deliberately targeting civilians and rescue workers in Syria over the last week.

    Tirana Hassan, director of Amnesty's crisis response programme, said the attacks are ongoing - with strikes documented on schools, hospitals and civilian homes.

    She claimed the bombing of civilian targets by Russian and Syrian forces was in itself a war crime, but warned there have been consistent reports of second bombardments which injure and kill humanitarian workers and civilians attempting to evacuate the wounded and the dead.

    The Kremlin denies it has been hitting civilian areas and insists it is dropping bombs only on terrorist targets.

    However, evidence obtained by Sky News suggests that this is not the case.

    Footage filmed in Aleppo five days ago shows the graphic aftermath of what's claimed to be a Russian airstrike.

    The video is harrowing. In it, the body of a five-month-old baby called Omar can be seen being pulled from the rubble.

    Russia Guilty Of Syria War Crimes, Says Amnesty

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    Oh dear.
    Amnesty International.


    Consider the hypocritical and cultural biased source.

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    Has Russian bombing even approached the number of civilians killed by Shock and Awe yet? The difference is, they are making a difference- and winning. I guess that will definitely piss off Amnesty types. Oh and the bodies will mount, I think that is what is called War.

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    These pesky Russians have certainly stuffed up some carefully laid plans, give weapons to the rebels and they will kick out Assad and turn Syria into another Iraq or Libya.
    Could the sudden willingness of the rebels to have a cease-fire and talks have anything to do with the fact that since the Russians were invited to help the Syrian army has been regaining territory from both the rebels and IS ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    These pesky Russians have certainly stuffed up some carefully laid plans, give weapons to the rebels and they will kick out Assad and turn Syria into another Iraq or Libya.
    Could the sudden willingness of the rebels to have a cease-fire and talks have anything to do with the fact that since the Russians were invited to help the Syrian army has been regaining territory from both the rebels and IS ?
    You mean have they been bombing the majority Sunni population?

    Yes.

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