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War Criminal?

Rappler.com

Syria

Diplomatic pressure on Syria President Bashar al-Assad has stepped up, with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggesting he could be considered a war criminal, reports from Washington showed. UN officials are also considering bringing al-Assad to the International Criminal Court. At least 102 people died in fighting in Syria on Tuesday, February 29. The New York Times quoted Mrs Clinton as saying, in response to a question, that “there would be an argument to be made” that Mr. Assad was a war criminal based on the definition of crimes against humanity.

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