9-year old children used as human shields by Syrian army
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9-year old children used as human shields by Syrian army

Damascus : Syria | Jun 12, 2012 at 4:42 AM PDT
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Syria appears in the annual "list of shame" of conflict countries prepared by the UN's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict – it has identified Syria as one of the worst offenders.

The UN report has mentioned that the Syrian army is making use of 9-year old kids to act as human shields as the army rages its war on civilians as reported in The Telegraph dated the 12th of June 2012.

These innocent kids are forced to ride on top of the tanks and armored vehicles to deter he opposition from attacking the army formations.

At times, they are positioned in front of the windows of buses which carry military personnel into the raids on the villages.

These children are also exploited in various ways like being tortured in detention, forced to fight, apart from being made victims of sexual violence and even executed.

All these acts amount to a gross violation of Human Rights.

On a rough estimate, more than 1200 children have died during the 15-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

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