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UN: Laws of war systematically disregarded in Syria

US said, 'some 25,000 people, most of them women and children, have been displaced from their homes since Saturday'

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Parties to the Syrian conflict have systematically disregarded the laws of war, showing time and again that they are willing to do anything to gain military advantage, the UN humanitarian chief has said. Speaking via video-link from Geneva, Stephen O'Brien yesterday told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that nowhere more apparent than in the besieged city of eastern Aleppo with nearly a quarter of million people trapped inside. "There are no limits or red lines left to cross. The rules of war sacrosanct notions borne out of generations of costly and painful ...

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