1. Destruction

    31 Killed in Aleppo

    This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people searching through the debris of destroyed buildings in the aftermath of a strike by Syrian government forces, in the neighborhood of Jabal Bedro, Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria released a 131-page report Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, detailing deepening radicalization by both sides and says fighters on both sides in Syria's civil war have committed atrocities and should be brought to justice.

    Aleppo Media Center via AP

    Syria’s regime added another mass killing to its long list Tuesday. At least 31 civilians, including 14 children, are dead after a bombardment strike in a rebel-controlled district of Aleppo, rebels say. Many have fled the embattled city, where the government troops and opposition groups are still fighting for control. The most horrifying incidents in the last month include a missile strike on Aleppo University that killed at least 80 and evidence of a mass execution-style killing. Meanwhile, in Damascus mortar shells seemingly aimed at the presidential palace hit two hospitals, but there were no casualties.

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