U.N.: Syrian civilians target of war crimes

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

An Islamic State fighter brandishes a knife in front of captured Syrian soldiers after the rebels captured Tabqa air base in Raqqa, Syria, in this undated photograph.

The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting it has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent United Nations commission said Wednesday.


Viewed from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, smoke rises Wednesday near a U.N. post at a frontier crossing inside Syria ... (By: ARIEL SCHALIT) (Credit: AP)

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Ukrainian soldiers flee Russian surge

A column of Ukrainian armor and trucks waits for the signal to move on the town of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, where experts say Russia is trying to open a new front in the fighting.

Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into a previously unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in... Read »

Next Story »

Tyson says tender offer for Hillshire complet...

Tyson Food's tender offer to acquire Hillshire Brands at $63 a share has been successfully completed, a day after the companies reached a settlement with the Justice Depart... Read »