Syria: Armed Conflict

(asked on 21st September 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the UN Human Rights Council's Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic 21st report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, published on 15 September, what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the allegations that the Syrian National Army may have committed war crimes against Kurdish civilians in Afrin and the surrounding area.


Answered by
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 6th October 2020

We have reviewed the report by the UN Human Rights Council's Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and are deeply concerned by its findings that war crimes, crimes against humanity, and human rights violations are still being committed against the Syrian people by all parties to the Syrian conflict. Officials have raised the allegations made against the Syrian National Army with the Government of Turkey. The UK continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect international law.

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