Air strike on refugee camp 'could be war crime': UN



    Air strike on refugee camp 'could be war crime': UN

    May 6, Aleppo: An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime.

    Senior UN official  Stephen O'Brien, called for an inquiry into the attack on the Kamouna camp in the northern Idlib province.

    Reports say the strike on the rebel-held area was by Syrian or Russian planes but this has not been confirmed.

    Thursday's attack came a day after the extension of a truce was confirmed.

    The Syrian military and non-jihadist rebel forces had agreed to a temporary truce around the city of Aleppo, following pressure from the US and Russia.

    But the UK-based monitoring group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), reported an upsurge in fighting between Syrian forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists close to Aleppo, killing more than 70 fighters from both sides, reports said.

    The insurgents, including the al-Nusra Front, are reported to have seized the strategically important village of Khan Tuman back from government
    forces, which had captured it in December.

    The UN has warned that if the nationwide cessation fails, it will be "catastrophic" and could send 400,000 more people heading for the border with Turkey.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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