Over 12,000 children killed in Syria war

Over 12,000 children have been killed since the beginning of the war in Syria. 2,344 of those children were under 10 years old, while 391 of them babies.

Over 12,000 children killed in Syria war

World Bulletin / News Desk

The children death toll has increased over 12,000 since the clashes broke out in Syria, said Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) on Wednesday.

Around 12,000 children were killed and 300,000 others injured in crackdown by the regime forces in Syria between March 2011 and November 2013, among the fatalities, 8,413 were boys and 3,614 were girls.

The statement said that 560 kids were killed by sharp objects, 92 were tortured and killed and 10 of them starved to death. Among the killed children, 2,344 were aged under 10 and 391 were babies.

It also indicated that in war-torn Syria, around 215,000 dissidents were arrested for various reasons and 9,000 of them are children. A total of 1.6 million children have been displaced. SNHR also said they documented the children death with video footage, photos and identity cards.

Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2013, 17:58
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