French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during the thoughts to the govt session prior to a no-self esteem vote from French government’s pension reform invoice at the National Assembly in Paris, France, March three, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the Syrian govt and Russia of likely carrying out war crimes in their offensive in northwestern Syrian and said Paris would doc them.
“The offensive by the Syrian authorities is manufactured possible by Russian air guidance and marked by systematic violations of human rights,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers.
“It’s for this cause that I say… that we consider currently that these violations are possibly liable to getting deemed war crimes and we will document them.”
Reporting by John Irish Modifying by GV De Clercq