Syrian authorities have created the crematorium to hide the execution, according to the state Department
WASHINGTON, may 15 — RIA Novosti. The US state Department on Monday published a new report about “the crimes of the regime (President Bashar) Assad” in Syria. The main provisions of the report was read at the briefing, acting assistant Secretary of state Stuart Jones.
According to officials, over the last six years of civil war the Syrian government had committed “numerous violations of international law, including the rules on the conduct of armed conflict and human rights”.
The spokesman confirmed Washington’s position, saying that “the Assad regime” guilty of the bombing, including the use of chemical weapons, the civilian population, and also of extrajudicial executions and illegal imprisonment of members of the opposition.
Jones also said that Syrian authorities gave Sednaya prison crematorium in order to “hide the execution of prisoners.”
The representative of the Ministry urged Russia to use its influence on “the Assad regime” to stop violence in Syria.
In the report, the state Department cited data from human rights organizations and US intelligence.
The West has repeatedly accused the Assad government of committing war crimes against civilians. In February Amnesty International published a report stating that the Syrian authorities Sednaya prison in the period from 2011 to 2013 were executed from five to 13 thousand people. In Damascus, said that these data do not correspond to reality.
In early April, the Syrian opposition reported numerous victims of use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province and blamed government forces. Despite the denials from Damascus and Russia’s calls for an investigation into the tragedy, U.S. Navy ships fired dozens of cruise missiles at the airfield shirt, which was allegedly carried out chemical attack.
Moscow has consistently opposed the unproven accusations of Damascus for the violence against civilians and calls to thoroughly investigate all known cases of such crimes.