Assad ‘has succeeding in utterly destroying the Syrian civilisation’

The first review in five years of Syria’s human rights record has found President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for an “abomination” of violations.


An estimated 400,000 have been killed in the fighting, the majority at the hands of his regime and its backers, it reported.

“After millennia, this Syrian government led by President Assad succeeded in just a few years to utterly destroy the entire meaning of the Syrian civilisation,” said Roderick van Schreven, the Netherlands ambassador to the UN.

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