Russia and U.S. air strikes caused mass civilian deaths in Syria: U.N.

Russia and U.S. air strikes caused mass civilian deaths in Syria: U.N.By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Air strikes by Russia and a U.S.-led coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year, while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Tuesday. Islamic State fighters and other insurgent groups committed war crimes including deadly attacks on civilians and using them as human shields, the investigators said in their latest report covering six months through January 15.


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