The violence in Syria has showed “no signs of subsiding “as the Syria crisis entered its fourth year, Paulo Pinheiro, chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Tuesday.

Pinheiro made the remarks when he briefed to Human Right Council in Geneva about the updated investigation report, which covers the period from July 15, 2013 to Jan. 20, 2014 on the basis of 563 interviews and other collected evidence.

“Civilians are repeatedly the victims of acts of terror. Car and suicide bombs targeting civilian areas by no-state armed groups have caused extensive casualties and destruction,” he said. […]