UN war crimes experts urge Turkey to rein in rebels in Syria

Reuters |
Published: 09.15.20 , 18:43
Turkey must rein in Syrian rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture and looting of civilian property, United Nations war crimes investigators said on Tuesday.
The panel also said transfers of Syrian nationals detained by the opposition Syrian National Army to Turkish territory for prosecution may amount to the war crime of unlawful deportation.
In a report covering the first half of 2020, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said assassinations and rapes of civilians by all sides, marked by "sectarian undertones", were on the rise in the conflict that began in 2011.