Syria is under attack from both government forces and rebels. Negotiators had approved a regime of calm, but it specifically excludes Aleppo, where the only regime is chaos. The UN High Commissioner suggests war crimes are being committed.
The UN warns that the seemingly indiscriminate bombings of hospitals, schools and civilians could amount to war crimes. Officials say it is the most brutal fighting since last year's gruesome battle for Aleppo.
DW's Matthias von Hein spoke with Amnesty International's Iraq campaiger and researcher Razaw Salihy about the outcome of the Mosul offensive. Amnesty says that coalition forces may have committed war crimes.
Among the findings, the UN said Syria deliberately bombed a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo and used chlorine bombs. Rebels were also found to have used civilians as human shields.
Although fighting has resumed in Aleppo, the Syrian regime, backed by Russia and Iran, has registered a military victory there. The scandal is that the world is standing by as civilians are murdered, says Rainer Sollich.
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