Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe

Russia has been accused of targeting hospitals, which Mr Kerry said was "beyond the accidental"
Russia has been accused of targeting hospitals, which Mr Kerry said was “beyond the accidental”

Russia and the Syrian government should be investigated for war crimes, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

“Russia, and the regime, owes the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children,” he said.

“These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes.”

Moscow has repeatedly denied attacking civilians, and said it targets terrorist groups in Syria.

Mr Kerry, however, said Russian and Syrian government attacks on hospitals were “beyond the accidental” and part of a deliberate strategy in war-torn Syria.

“This is a targeted strategy to terrorize civilians and to kill anybody and everybody who is in the way of their military objectives,” he said.

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SOURCES: EIN NEWS/BBC ONLINE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.