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UN: Violations in Syria Constitute Crimes of Historic Proportions

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says the siege and bombardment of Syria’s northern city of eastern Aleppo constitute crimes of historic proportions. He is calling on the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court. Zeid says well over 300,000 Syrians have been killed and countless others wounded and traumatized in the course of more than five years of civil war. He says the relentless bombardment of Aleppo...

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