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Red Cross says facilities are abused

GENEVA — Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said Thursday his organization is gravely worried about the rising misuse of medical facilities and educational and religious centers in armed conflicts in Syria and other nations.

Maurer said one of the most worrisome trends during the past year was armed forces and rebels in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, and other nations bringing arms into medical facilities, schools, churches, and mosques, making such places susceptible to military attack.

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