Причем, преимущественно, расправляется российская армия в Сирии с "гражданскими".
Занимаясь бомбежкой жилых кварталов, коммуникаций и госпиталей, очень удобно чувствовать свою мощь и устрашать, деморализировать противника. Ответить-то против бомбежек им не особо чем.
Называется это занятие "террор" от имени государства, и, надо сказать честно, оно прекрасно выполняло(ет) свю функцию во все времена. Включая начало 21 века.
Наличие ядерной дубинки в запасе, вполне позволяет россии "сдерживать" потенциальное противодествие террору от всяких косвенно заинтересованных в соблюдении Женевсrих конвенций и прочих прав человека стран, которые при этом оправдывают свою политическую позицию ширмой "якобы официальной недоказанности" на текущее время (асад и путин заявляют, что "это не они" бомбят гражданских).
Однако в век спутников и информационных технологий шило в мешке утаить сложно, и всякие другие организации, кроме разведок стран (данные которых конечно учитываются, но вовсе не обязательно афишируются по политическим соображениям), этс, могут анализировать происходящее и даже делать громкие заявления по своим выводам.
Вот очередной доклад Атлантического Консутльства[далее, Англ.]
A new report released Monday provides fresh evidence that Russian and Syrian government forces repeatedly targeted hospitals in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo and shows Russian efforts to conceal the attacks.
But the new analysis, which includes satellite images, eye-witness reports, CCTV footage, video and photographs from the ground and even some from Russia's own state media, undercuts those claims and weakens Moscow's arguments that its air campaign was conducted with restraint.
The 70-page report by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based research center, represents one of the more comprehensive efforts to record the bombing visited on Aleppo as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, sought to retake it. It provides evidence that, alongside indiscriminate bombing, pro-government forces also used incendiary, cluster and chemical weapons.
Tens of thousands fled the devastated rebel areas of the city as it fell. Reports have estimated that as many as 3,000 civilians were killed during the months of fighting.
Aid organizations and opposition groups on the ground at the time said Russia and Syria were deliberately targeting medical facilities in an effort to break rebels' resistance -- a practice outlawed by the Geneva Convention that, if proven, would constitute war crimes.
Russian and Syrian government officials have denied ever targeting hospitals. Russian president Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has said there is no truth to the claim.
However, the Atlantic Council report states there is evidence that hospitals were repeatedly hit by powerful munitions over several months, most likely dropped from the air. The report matches closed-caption television footage from inside the hospitals with geo-located photos of damage outside, reconstructing the different strikes and allowing the investigators, the report says, to confirm the timeline of the bombings. Syrian-American Medical Association figures in the reports show Aleppo's 15 clinics were struck repeatedly -- 73 times between June and October of 2016.
An analysis by a U.N. satellite research program shows more than 33,000 buildings were damaged in Aleppo, with the destruction mostly focused on the rebel-held eastern part of the city. A Human Rights Watch comparison of satellite imagery of eastern Aleppo at the height of the siege between September and October of 2016 shows at least 950 new impact sites—indicating enough strikes to suggest one blast every hour for a month. The report notes that the aerial campaign intensified once Russia entered the fight in 2015.
new report appears to catch the Russian military misrepresenting its own satellite imagery of a hospital bombing in Aleppo.
In October, Lt.-General Sergei Rudskoi, presented satellite imagery at a news conference that he said showed an alleged series of attacks on Aleppo's al-Sakhur hospital between September 28 and October 3 had never taken place. Rudskoi showed images he said were taken between September 24 and October 11 showing "no change" to the hospital's exterior.
But satellite images covering September 25 to October 13, included in the Atlantic Council report and provided by the firm Digital Globe, show a large bomb-crater appearing next to the hospital, as well as damage to the hospital building, which appeared to confirm it had suffered attack. CCTV footage from October 3 also showed a huge blast striking by the building.
The report also highlights at least two instances where Russia's own media efforts unintentionally revealed the use of illegal incendiary and cluster munitions. In one instance, the Russian state broadcaster, RT, inadvertently published a video of Russian warplanes appearing to be loaded with bombs marked as cluster weapons. The channel later published a new version of the video with those images edited out. On another occasion, Russia's defense ministry released a photo of its troops entering an opposition area after Aleppo fell, supposedly to clear it of explosives left by rebels. The photo showed the Russian soldiers encountering a Russian cluster bomb, the Atlantic Council report notes.http://abcnews.go.com/International/report-suggests-russia-conceal-airstrikes-syrian-hospitals/story?id=45458752