24 Nov 2013 more than 11, 000 children have been killed in the conflict in Syria.
According to a report by a London-based think tank, more than 11,000 children have died in the nearly three-year conflict in Syria, including young boys and girls who suffered torture and slaughtered.
The majority of the 11,420 children who were reported deceased, according to the Oxford Research Group, died in explosions, while many more were shot to death.
According to the survey, teenage boys were most likely to become victims of targeted killings.
Not only the sheer number of children slain in this battle but also the manner in which they are being killed, is what is most upsetting about the report’s findings.
The study discovered that more than 1,000 youngsters had either been summarily executed (764) or slain by snipers (389). 112 kids, some as young as infants, were tormented before they died.
What’s worse is that the number of child fatalities is “mounting,” according to the research.
Civilians have been targeted by both Syrian government forces and rebel organizations.
The repercussions of the violence on Syria’s children need to receive far more attention.
According to the Oxford Research Group, Aleppo Governorate has 2,223 child fatalities.
Only identifiable victims are included in the figures, which were compiled from fatality lists maintained by Syrian groups between March 2011 and August 2013.
Since the start of the war, at least 6,500 children have died, according to a June United Nations report.