War Crimes in Syria – level 1

16-09-2019 15:00

The war in Syria starts in 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people die. About 13 million Syrians must leave their homes.

The United Nations carries out an investigation. They interview people and study images and videos. The UN writes a 21-page report. The report says that the USA, Syria and Russia can be war criminals.

You attack civilians when you are a war criminal. Civilians are people who do not fight. They are not an army.

Difficult words: United Nations (UN) (an organization which wants peace in the world), carry out (do), investigation (getting information to know what is going on).

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