Report: Terrorists Take Advantage of Military Adherence to Laws of Armed Conflict

Experts say the war on terrorism is hampered by an effort to ‘criminalize war’

Terrorist groups do not follow the laws of armed conflict but have been using them to their advantage in war with countries such as the United States, according to a report from the High Level Military Group.

Members of the group, which was formed last year and is composed of retired military officials and civilian experts, released the report on Tuesday during an event at the Washington, D.C., office of the Council on Foreign Relations.