In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, civilians walk with containers for fuel and water in Aleppo, Syria. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP, File)
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Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, France and Finland, are investigating or prosecuting alleged perpetrators of grave crimes in Syria in the first attempts to seek justice for victims of the conflict which is now in its sixth year.At a U.N. panel discussion Tuesday entitled "First Cracks in the Syrian Impunity Wall," supporters and several opponents of the legal actions in Europe sparred over the search for justice in Syria.Fadel Abdul Ghani, chairman of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, said his organization has collected thousands of files on alleged crimes and has five cases ready to be submitted to tribunals.Abdul Ghani said 90 percent of the alleged crimes were committed by the Syrian government.
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