Aleppo battle: Raids on Syria city ‘likely a war crime’ UN says

Source: BBC

The bombing of the last parts of Aleppo held by rebels is probably a war crime, the UN’s human rights chief says.

A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling reported.

Syrian activists say air strikes resumed over rebel-held territory, where at least 50,000 civilians remain.

The UN said raids by the Syrian government and its allies on an area “packed with civilians” most likely violates international law.

The renewed violence came despite a ceasefire put in place less than a day earlier

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