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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.

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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)

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