December 12, 2016 / 9:26 PM / 3 years ago

Syria and Russia accountable for Aleppo militia atrocities: Egeland

U.N. Special Advisor for Syria Jan Egeland attends a news conference after a meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations humanitarian adviser on Syria Jan Egeland said in a tweet on Monday that the Syrian and Russian governments must be held responsible for atrocities committed by militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo.

“The Gov’ts of Syria & Russia are accountable for any and all atrocities that the victorious militias in Aleppo are now committing!,” Egeland tweeted, as Assad’s forces bombarded the last rebel-held pocket of besieged eastern Aleppo.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Louise Ireland

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