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Syria War crimes

Syrian rebels use a child to behead a prisoner

Extensive and horrifying footage of an incident in which two men are executed by beheading in which a child participates now comes from two different sources.

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Use of child soldiers by rebels in Syria widespread: more evidence, inadequate response

Since the start of our campaign to stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels – prompted by the images of the child at the massacre of Saraqeb – we have unearthed further disturbing evidence suggesting the use of child soldiers is widespread amongst rebel groups. It also appears that communications equipment provided […]

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Syria War crimes

Free Syrian Army war crime – shoots unarmed civilians – graphic content

This is footage taken by a Reuters camera crew in Harem on the Syrian-Turkish border. The perpetrators of this war crime are members of the Free Syrian Army Idlib Martyrs Brigade. The Turkish government is complicit in this crime as it has been arming and providing bases for the insurgency, an insurgency which is destroying […]

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Ahmed Mouaz al-Khatib president of the Syrian National Coalition of Forces of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition

A look into the published writings of Ahmed Mouaz al-Khatib who has emerged as the President of the newly formed ‘Syrian National Coalition of Forces of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition,’ indicates the western powers might not have got quite what they were hoping for in setting up the new body.

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Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels

This post examines a particularly horrendous violation of children’s rights: the phenomenon of child soldiers. The footage of the massacre of prisoners in Saraqi is evidence not just of a war crime but also of the use of a child soldier by the Syrian rebels. He was used in the assault on the army checkpoint […]

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Syria

Public opinion survey: Syrians reject violence and outside intervention.

In a major blow to foreign intervention in Syria, the just published results from an independent public opinion survey indicate that the Syrian people overwhelmingly reject the Turkish government’s policies towards their country. 65% of Syrians surveyed regarded the Turkish government as very unfriendly or hostile with only 16% characterising it as friendly. Turkey has, […]

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Syria War crimes

Syrian rebels shoot prisoners

In the two videos below, uploaded to YouTube, we see prisoners, including wounded, being killed in cold blood. The unit involved is the Dawud Battalion led by Hassan Aboud (and possibly elements of the Al Khamsa and Ansar Al Haq Battalions) of the Sham Falcons Brigade (Suqur al-Sham). The Sham Falcons Brigade is one of […]

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Blowback in Benghazi

14 months ago we reported on the lynching of a black man by a racist mob at the rebel HQ in Benghazi and HRI was amongst the first to document how race hatred was being deliberately stirred up in order to further the NATO/militarist agenda.

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Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International fan the flames of conflict in Syria

A major thread running through the story of the Libyan conflict has been the information war – propaganda spread by intelligence agencies, military, media and political groups designed to encourage hatred, conflict, war, foreign intervention, death and destruction. One sad aspect of the propaganda war has been the role played by Amnesty International and – as […]

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Syria

Syria sanctions: infanticide masquerading as policy?

The US government has today decided to impose swingeing sanctions on Syria, even freezing all its assets. This is a long-expected attack on Syria, aimed at destroying another obstacle to US control of the Middle East and preparing the way for an attack on Iran. Clearly there are human rights concerns in Syria, but banning exports […]