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“We know that Bashar al-Assad, and his Russian and Iranian backers, have committed countless war crimes


“We know about these crimes because of brave individuals like Caesar, a Syrian defector from the Assad regime

January 30, 2019


“We know that Bashar al-Assad, and his Russian and Iranian backers, have committed countless war crimes

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, H.R. 31, passed by a voice vote and marks the third time the House has passed this bipartisan legislation to hold war criminals accountable, according to a news release. Kinzinger joined the House Foreign Affairs Committee colleagues in introducing this legislation in 2016 and 2017, although the bill has faced a roadblock in the Senate.

“We know that Bashar al-Assad, and his Russian and Iranian backers, have committed countless war crimes, and our lack of action has empowered them to continue this genocide,” Kinzinger said. “We know about these crimes because of brave individuals like Caesar, a Syrian defector from the Assad regime who shared thousands of photographs and documents proving the horrific war crimes carried out by these bad actors.”

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