DEVELOPING: U.N. investigators finish inquiry into Houla massacre
U.N. investigators have wrapped up their inquiry into the Houla massacre and have concluded that Syrian government forces and Shabbiha fighters were responsible for killing more than 100 civilians, half of those children.
The report finds that crimes by Syrian government forces indicate involvement at the “highest levels of armed and security forces and the government.”
The report also found that Syrian rebel fighters have committed war crimes, including murder and torture, but those abuses “did not reach the gravity, frequency and scale” of government abuses.
The U.N. investigators have called on U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon to send their report to the U.N. Security COuncil to take appropriate action given the gravity of the crimes by all sides.
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