Friday, August 30, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Report of Human Shields In Syria

Who knows for sure what's going on in Syria, but reports are coming out of use of human shields:

Thousands of Syrian prisoners have been moved to military targets to be used as human shields against Western air strikes, Britain's Daily Mirror reported Friday. According to the report, Damascus residents said they saw buses filled with inmates being taken from their cells to sites the regime believes could be targets.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition said: “Assad’s fascist regime is amassing activists and civilians in prisons in military locations that may be targets for foreign forces.Thousands of protesters, rebels and dissidents have been held since the start of the 2011 uprising, the report said. “Using civilians as human shields is a breach of internationalhumanitarian law, and those responsible must be held accountable for crimes against humanity.”
Gotta love that complaint about international law there at the end.

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