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Syrian government, Islamic State accused of war crimes
Syrian government, Islamic State accused of war crimes

An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame. The report said pro-government forces had likely used chlorine gas, an illegal chemical weapon. Rebel groups such as the Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate, and the Islamic Front were criticized for recruiting child soldiers and detaining civilians, while the report said the actions of the extremist group Islamic State were "tantamount to crimes against humanity." The report, the eighth prepared by a commission...

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