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UN Admits ‘Foreign Elements’ Driving Conflict in Syria
Posted By admin On September 17, 2012 @ 1:47 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Russia Today 
September 17, 2012
UN investigators confirmed that “foreign elements,” including jihadists, are operating in Syria. The independent panel also alleged that both the Syrian government and the rebels committed war crimes during the country’s ongoing conflict.
The independent investigations panel appointed by the UN’s Human Rights Council reported that some of the foreign elements joined rebel groups, while others acted independently. “Such elements tend to push anti-government fighters towards more radical positions,” the head of the panel warned.
The investigators also presented a list of Syrian army units and individuals who should stand trial on suspicions of war crimes.
The team’s head, Paulo Pinheiro, said that their investigations yielded a “formidable and extraordinary body of evidence,” and called for the Security Council to refer the cases to the International Criminal Court.
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