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Syrian ‘rebels’ publicly execute Alawites in al-Raqqa

On March 4, 2013, ‘rebel’ groups overran government forces in al-Raqqa city, the first provincial capital and only urban center to fall to the armed groups since the start of the Western-backed insurgency in Syria. According to the Institute for the Study of War, “al-Raqqa serves as an important test case for how the opposition […]

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Syrian rebel commander in organ eating video

You have to wonder to what levels of depravity Syrian rebels have to descend to in order to fall out of favour with western leaders, and the CIA and other intelligence agencies which have been supplying them large quantities of weapons.

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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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NATO ‘protection of civilians’ – propaganda and pretence to escape war crimes trials

As is now well documented, the rebellion in Libya began with violent attacks on police stations, such as this one in Al-Bayda where people locked inside were reportedly burnt to death: An intensive propaganda campaign systematically distorted the facts on the ground, including in particular allegations that the Libyan airforce was bombing peaceful protestors and […]

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Libya War crimes

High treason, barbarity and the importance of the Geneva Conventions in Libya

On Saturday 17th September, as reported by Al Jazeera, Ahmed Bani, the interim government’s military spokesman, said gave army personnel still loyal to Gaddafi a last chance to join the ranks of former rebel fighters: “The soldiers and officers who will not heed this last call will be accused of high treason.” The invocation of […]

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More Tripoli Atrocities – Alex Thomson saves Nigerians

Alex Thomson of Channel 4 News reports – and probably saves the lives of nine Nigerian men: (Updated link 17/03/2018) Human Rights Investigations warned that the failure to find a political solution and the entry of rebels into Tripoli would lead to a humanitarian disaster – and that is what has unfolded. Here are more […]

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Zliten NATO bombings: “No evidence of civilian casualties”

More bombings in Zlitan / Zliten / زليتن‎ WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT (DEAD CHILDREN): The reaction of the Libyan government spokesperson: Tweet of UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Communications Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations: http://twitter.com/#!/UKMilOps/status/100522003202711552 At the 9 August NATO press conference, NATO spokesman, Colonel Roland Lavoie, said there had been […]

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NATO bombs the Great Man-Made River

It is a war crime to attack essential civilian infrastructure. 95% of Libya is desert and 70% of Libyans depend on water which is piped in from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System under the southern desert. The water pipe infrastructure is probably the most essential civilian infrastructure in Libya. Key to its continued function, particularly in time […]

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ECHR in landmark judgement – military accountable for human rights abuses

The European Court of Human Rights has (7 july 2011) delivered two important rulings. The first judgement was in regard to the responsibility of the UK to carry out effective investigations into the killing of civilians by UK forces: In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case Al-Skeini and Others v the United Kingdom (application no. […]

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Libya Commission of Inquiry Report

Extracts from the Report of the International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya directly relevant to the use of cluster munitions in Libya:  With regard to the use of weaponry, the commission is concerned that the Libyan authorities have not been making appropriate and […]