UN rights group calls for safe passage in Aleppo

BEIRUT: The latest on the developments in Syria after the cease-fire deal to allow for the evacuation of rebels and tens of thousands of civilians still remaining in the rebel enclave (all times local):
A U.N. commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it is "imperative" to ensure that civilians are granted safe passage 
The Commission of Inquiry says the Syrian government and its allies now bear primary responsibility for preventing rights violations and reprisals in the area.
It said Wednesday that "numerous reports of violations perpetrated by pro-government forces continue to emerge, including summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and forced conscription."
In a statement issued in Geneva, the group said it also "received allegations" that opposition groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Qaida-linked Fatah al-Sham Front, were preventing civilians from leaving and embedding fighters among civilians, putting the civilians at risk.

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2016/dec/14/un-rights-group-calls-for-safe-passage-in-aleppo-1548959.html


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