UN recognizes war crimes in Afrin: There are 50 armed groups[/size] Twilight News
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The United Nations has for the first time reported war crimes in Afrin since the Turkish army's control of the city a year ago.
"The independent international mission responsible for Syria found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that members of the armed groups in Afrin committed war crimes, including hostage-taking, torture and looting," the UN report said.
"Because of the apparent absence of the rule of law, it remains unclear whether Turkish forces are able to impose comprehensive control over any of the armed groups in the Afrin region," the report said.
He added that "the fighting is also continuing between the armed groups in Afrin and the car bomb chain, which led to the deterioration of the unstable security situation," pointing to the presence of more than 50 armed groups, including "Ahrar Sham, Majid Al-Majd and the Sham Corps and elite army and the army of the east and the Front Shamiya and the movement of Nur al-Din Zanki. "