UN warns of war crimes over Aleppo carnage

Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on August 19, 2015 in New York CityTwo top UN officials told the Security Council Wednesday that those responsible for hospital attacks and starvation sieges in Syria’s frontline city of Aleppo should face trial for war crimes. The 15-member council met to discuss the crisis in Aleppo just as the United States and Russia agreed to extend a truce to end nearly two weeks of near-constant attacks in the northern city. “Let me be absolutely clear once again: intentional and direct attacks on hospitals are war crimes,” said the UN’s top political affairs official, Jeffrey Feltman.

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