Russia suspected of using 'dumb' bombs to shift blame for Syria war crimes

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UN sources say Moscow’s use of weapons similar to those used by Syrian regime could be attempt to mask involvement in airstrikes

The Russian air force has used unguided “dumb” bombs in Syria, in what UN sources say could be an effort to shift responsibility for possible war crimes and civilian deaths to their ally, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

UN sources told the Guardian that Moscow’s use of less accurate bombs, which are closer in their capability to the Syrian air force’s weapons stockpiles, could be intended to make it more difficult for war crimes investigators to identify those responsible for civilian deaths from airstrikes in Syria.

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