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After Regime Airstrikes, HRW Urges Syria Arms Embargo

A prominent human rights group is calling for the United Nations Security Council to impose a weapons embargo on the Syrian government following airstrikes last week that killed dozens of civilians near Damascus. In a statement Thursday, Human Rights Watch says it spoke with four witnesses who said there were no military targets near the rebel-held town of Douma, where the August 16 airstrikes killed at least 112 people, mostly civilians. It said the nearest base or combatant front line...

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