Civilians "targeted deliberately" by all sides in Syria

Paulo Pinheiro presenting his latest report on Syria to the Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The Syrian conflict shows no signs of stopping while terrible human rights abuses continue unabated, UN investigators said Tuesday.

Paulo Pinheiro, who's heading a UN probe into the war, accused government and rebel forces of what he called "seemingly deliberate" decision to put civilians in harm's way.

More than five years into the conflict, the investigator told the UN Human Rights Council that the situation is a "profound failure" for the international community.

Here's Daniel Johnson's report from Geneva.

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