UN implicates Syrian president in war crimes

Damascus, Dec 2: The UN human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes in Syria were actually authorised at the “highest level”, including by President Bashar al-Assad, BBC reported Monday.

It is the first time the UN’s human rights office has so directly implicated Assad.

Commissioner Navi Pillay said her office held a list of others implicated by the inquiry.

The UN estimates more than 100,000 people have died in the conflict.