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UN Security Council lists Syrian army and militias as sex predators, along with African rebels

The U.N. Security Council lists Syria's army and intelligence agency and an allied militia as sexual war criminals for assaults on women and children, along with the al-Qaida movement in Mali and various African rebel movements.

The "name and shame" tally of sexual predators and outlaws was in a report adopted unanimously Wednesday by the U.N. Security Council as part of a debate on "Women in Peace and Security."

The report cited Syria's army, intelligence services and the government-controlled Shabbiha militia.

In Mali, where French troops have largely ousted an Islamic occupation of the northern part of the country, the U.N. list named Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, and the lesser-known National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and the Movement for uniqueness and jihad in West Africa.