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12:00 AM, April 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 08, 2020

UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria attacks

A UN board of inquiry investigating attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holding Russia responsible, according to a summary of its report published Monday. The coordinates of the sites had been communicated to the belligerents by the United Nations to protect them from air strikes. Without mentioning Russia, the investigation concluded that in four out of the seven cases studied by the board -- a school, a health center, a surgical hospital and a protection center -- "the government of Syria and/or its allies had carried out the airstrike." In 2019, The New York Times published an exhaustive investigation that directly incriminated Russia in attacks on hospitals in Syria.

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