Civilians and rebel fighters are now due to withdraw from the last pockets of resistance in the embattled Syrian city, under the terms of a deal agreed with government forces. But the UN says Syria and Russia must answer for alleged atrocities.
The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC have been returned home as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.
Syrian forces backed by Russia have launched deadly attacks across the country in the run-up to UN-backed talks. After making gains against rebels and the "Islamic State," Damascus is consolidating control in Syria.
The US's top diplomat said the scenes of persecution were "just horrific." He has urged the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to permit a credible investigation into what the UN has called "textbook ethnic cleansing."
Amnesty International says the Syrian regime has conducted unlawful sieges aimed at forcing civilians from their homes ahead of "reconciliation" accords. It accuses Damascus of using "surrender or starve" tactics.
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