UPDATE: More Children ‘Crucified, Beheaded, and Stoned to Death’ by ISIS in November, Says New UN Report


“Children have been murdered, tortured and subjected to sexual violence by all parties to the [Syrian] conflict,” writes Valerie Amos the UN’s Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

“Reports of children killed or publicly executed, crucified, beheaded and stoned to death, particularly by ISIL, have increased in recent months…. We have also seen a trend of children receiving military training and weapons. Being used in combat roles, younger and younger. Reports have been received of 350 children, some as young as five years old, being trained for combat in a military camp in Ar-Raqqa,” says the report to the UN.

Reports of sexual and gender based violence have increased since July, particularly but not exclusively,perpetrated by ISIL,” said Amos’ report to the UN Security Council.

·         “Recently, Kurdish refugees from Kobani reported the capture of young girls by ISIL for sexual purposes.”

·        “Girls as young as twelve.”

·         “Reports of early and forced marriage are also on the rise.”

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