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Rights group reveals Syria 'war crimes'

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

(CNN) -- As international envoy Kofi Annan negotiated a cease-fire in Syria, government forces raided opposition strongholds, killing and detaining residents in attacks amounting to war crimes, a rights group said Wednesday. Government forces killed at least 95 people during the two-week offensive in Idlib shortly before the cease-fire, according to Human Rights Watch.The attacks occurred in late March and early April as Annan was negotiating with the government to end the fighting, according to the group.
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