New York: Amnesty International has released satellite imagery to prove the use of heavy weaponry in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The human rights organisation has used these images to send a message that it will record all such attacks on civilians so that those responsible can be held accountable.
Amnesty International worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to analyse satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe and Astrium. The satellite images show about 600 probable artillery impact craters in Anandan, a nearby town of Aleppo. Amnesty International has asked the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syrian situation to the International Criminal Court. If the International Criminal Court takes up the case then these fresh satellite images might play an important role in holding the Syrian armed forces and the members of armed opposition groups responsible for human rights violations.”Amnesty International is sending a clear message to both sides in the fighting: Any attacks against civilians will be clearly documented so that those responsible can be held accountable,” said Christoph Koettl, emergency response manager for Amnesty International USA.