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Syria is among the world’s worst countries for the number of mines planted since 2011, despite prohibition of their use in international law


 

SUMMARY: Syrian citizens have been subjected to relentless and intensive extrajudicial killings ever since the start of the popular uprising in March 2011. Various types of weapons have been used in the killing of Syrian civilians, including: machine guns, knives, machetes and similar bladed weapons (in the massacres that carried a sectarian or ethnic character), mortars, bombs, bar-rel bombs, missiles of various types, cluster munitions, mines, chemical weapons, and suicide bombings, as well as death due to torture, and others.


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Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2020

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