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HRW: Syria Must Stop Illegal Demolitions

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Syrian government to make a commitment during peace talks with the opposition to end what the group says are illegal demolitions.In a report Thursday, Human Rights Watch details demolitions in the central city of Hama and areas in and around Damascus during 2012 and 2013. It says the affected neighborhoods are widely considered opposition strongholds, and that the demolitions "appeared to intentionally punish the civilian population."The group...

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