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Between 2013 and 2018 more than 12,500 children have been severely abused in Syria


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued his second report on violations against children in Syria over the past five years.

More than 12,500 children have been subjected to serious abuses in Syria, including 3,891 killed and 3,348 others maimed during the period from 16 November 2013 to the end of June 2018, Guterres told the UN Security Council on Monday.

The report added that some of the injuries suffered by children were caused by indiscriminate and disproportionate weapons such as explosive barrels and cluster munitions, noting that the second most serious violations were their recruitment and use in the war, pointing out that the regime and other groups detained about 300 children and tortured them and treated them badly on the grounds of their association with the opposition.

He pointed to attacks on schools and hospitals and the denial of access to humanitarian aid as a plan of punishment through the siege of entire communities for months and years. More than 2,000 violations have been committed against children in the besieged areas. He also expressed his alarm at the scale of the grave violations committed against children in Syria And continue to be severely affected.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued a report last Tuesday showing the violations of children in Syria since the beginning of the revolution in March 2011, and confirmed the killing of 22444 children by the Syrian regime, including 196 chemical weapons, and 301 of them died of malnutrition and siege; Russia has also killed 1872 children since its intervention in September 2015, and has pointed out that pro-regime militias have committed crimes against humanity against children through systematic killings, torture and forced recruitment.

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