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Both sides in Syria commit atrocities, UN panel charges

Europe extends arms embargo; rebels seek gains

BEIRUT — A United Nations commission on Monday said fighters on both sides in Syria’s civil war have committed atrocities and should be brought to justice, while European foreign ministers extended an arms embargo on the country in hopes it would limit the ability of both sides to wage war.

The announcements had little resonance inside Syria, however, where rebels fought to capture air bases in the north and the forces of President Bashar Assad shelled rebellious areas throughout the country.

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