Syria war 'horrors' lead human rights report

Feb 28, 2014, 2:05 AM EST
A member of jihadist group the Al-Nusra Front pictured in a street of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on January 11, 2014.
Baraa Al-Halabi/AFP/File, Baraa Al-Halabi

A global human rights report released by the US has singled out Syria's civil war as a tragedy that "stands apart in its scope and human cost". The U.S. said a chemical weapons attack in Syria that it says killed 1,429 was "one of many horrors" in the war. The annual state department review also noted the increased crackdown elsewhere on protesters and civil society groups.
Background:
Syria civil war 'horrors' lead U.S. human rights report [BBC]
Syria tops list of human rights violations in 2013, U.S. report says [PBS]
Syria says two attempted attacks on chemical weapons convoys: U.N. [Reuters]