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UN lists Syrian Army and militias as sex predators

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Updated: April 17, 2013, 11:29 PM IST
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UN lists Syrian Army and militias as sex predators
The 'name and shame' tally of sexual predators and outlaws was in a report on Wednesday adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council.

United Nations: The UN Security Council has listed Syria's Army and intelligence agency and an allied militia as sexual war criminals for assaults on women and children, along with the al Qaeda movement in Mali and various African rebel movements.

The "name and shame" tally of sexual predators and outlaws was in a report on Wednesday adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council as part of a debate on 'Women in Peace and Security'.

The report cited Syria's army, intelligence services and the government-controlled Shabbiha militia. In Mali, where French troops have largely ousted an Islamist occupation of the northern part of the country, the UN list named al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, and the lesser-known National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and the Movement for uniqueness and jihad in West Africa.

First Published: April 17, 2013, 11:29 PM IST
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