MESOP Syria : SEVDIM DAGDELENS (German Linksparty Parlamentarian) SUPPORT FOR WAR CRIMINAL AL ASSAD & UN REPORT
U.N. investigators have accused the Syrian government and Islamic State militants of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The U.N. report shows evidence of Islamic State militants committing “mass atrocities” such as public executions and recruiting child soldiers. U.N. investigators said government forces have dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas and cited eight incidents in which bombs were believed to have contained chlorine.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials confirmed that an American citizen, Douglas McCain, was killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria. McCain was reportedly killed last week in Aleppo while fighting rebels from the Free Syrian Army. The United States is considering options to broaden its campaign against Islamic State fighters, however, the administration has ruled out coordinating with the Syrian government. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/us-syria-crisis-warcrimes-idUSKBN0GR11P20140827?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20Middle%20East%20Daily_8.27.14