News Roundup – 1-8 August 2015
Human Rights Watch: Barrel Bombs, Not ISIS, Are the Greatest Threat to Syrians
U.S. to Defend New Syria Force From Assad Regime, which was swiftly followed by US uses air power for first time to back Syrian rebels. It is criticised by key rebel. On the legal aspects, see this post by Mike Schmitt’s on Just Security.
See here for Chris Jenks’s post on Just Security about the DoD Law of War Manual and applying IAC IHL rules to NIACs as a matter of policy