War Crimes in Syria – level 3

16-09-2019 15:00

There has been conflict in Syria for the last nine years, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead. About 13 million Syrians had to leave their homes because of danger.

Last Wednesday, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry sent out a 21-page report. They based the report on hundreds of interviews and analyses of photos, videos, and satellite images. The report says that there is proof that the international coalition did not direct its attacks towards a specific goal. Put simply, the UN says that the airstrikes launched by the USA, Syria and Russia in Syria may be war crimes.

War crimes are attacks against civilians or civilian areas without a military goal.

Difficult words: inquiry (an official investigation), proof (something which shows that something is true), launch (start, fire).

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