Rights group calls for UN arms embargo on Syria over barrel bombs

A US-based human rights group accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of indiscriminate aerial attacks, most with barrel bombs, that have killed thousands of civilians in the past 11 months, and called for an United Nations arms embargo. Human Rights Watch said Syrian forces carried out at least 1,450 air attacks in southwestern Daraa and northern Aleppo. “The majority appear to be barrel bomb attacks,” Human Rights Watch deputy Middle East and North Africa director Nadim Houry told a news conference. Barrel bombs are containers packed with explosives and projectiles and dropped from helicopters.

via ynetnews.com

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