France warns Russia, allies of committing war crimes in Syria's Idlib

Reuters , Wednesday 12 Sep 2018

Jean-Yves Le Drian
File Photo:French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) following their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece.(Reuters)

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that the indiscriminate bombing by Russian, Syrian and Iranian forces in Syria's Idlib region could amount to war crimes.

"The hypothesis of war crimes can not be excluded ... once one begins to indiscriminately bomb civilian populations and hospitals," Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers.

He also said that efforts should be made immediately to prepare for a mass humanitarian crisis should thousands of people be displaced by the fighting.

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