Did U.S.-led Coalition Commit War Crimes in Syria?

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A report by Amnesty International says there is strong evidence the US-led coalition fighting ISIL in Raqqa violated international law and may have committed war crimes.

It says hundreds of civilians were killed and thousands wounded by air strikes described as "disproportionate" and "indiscriminate". British and French forces were also involved but the US was responsible for more than 90 percent of attacks.

Amnesty called on the coalition to investigate claims of violations, publicly acknowledge the scale of devastation and compensate victims.

So can the coalition be held accountable?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Haid Haid - Syria Consulting Research Fellow at Chatham House

Elias Farhat - Military Analyst and Retired General in the Lebanese Army.

Joshua Landis - Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

  Category: Featured, Middle East, Videos, World Affairs
  Topics: Syria, War Crimes
Views: 939

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