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  2/23/2012, Shevat 30, 5772

UN Investigators: Syria Guilty of War Crimes

A United Nations commission of inquiry into the nearly year-old violence in Syria sent a document, Thursday, to the world body's Human Rights Council, in which it detailed a series of serious acts of violence committed by Syrian soldiers. The acts included firing at children and torturing hospitalized demonstrators.

The report said orders to carry out these actions came from the highest ranks in the army and the government.