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Time to refer Syrian war crimes to ICC: U.N. inquiry

Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria Carla del Ponte addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 18, 2013. Syrians in "leadership positions" who may be responsible for war crimes have been identified, along with units accused of perpetrating them, United Nations investigators said on Monday. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria Carla del Ponte addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 18, 2013. Syrians in "leadership positions" who may be responsible for war crimes have been...more

Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria Carla del Ponte addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 18, 2013. Syrians in "leadership positions" who may be responsible for war crimes have been identified, along with units accused of perpetrating them, United Nations investigators said on Monday. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A view shows a tank after Free Syrian Army fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Zaizoon, near Deraa February 16, 2013, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Al-Mutsem Be-Allah/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view shows a tank after Free Syrian Army fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Zaizoon, near Deraa February 16, 2013, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Al-Mutsem...more

A view shows a tank after Free Syrian Army fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Zaizoon, near Deraa February 16, 2013, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Al-Mutsem Be-Allah/Shaam News Network/Handout
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