Tag Archives: Children

Defectors: Torture of children, rape by Syrian army ‘routine’

DOMZIN, Iraq — In addition to shooting unarmed civilians, Syrian military personnel routinely have raped women and girls, tortured children and encouraged troops to loot the houses they storm, former foot soldiers say. “What I have seen with my own … Continue reading

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Two die in border attacks from Syria into Lebanon

By: Nick Meo One of the dead children, an eight-year-old Bedouin, was a refugee who had fled to Lebanon with her parents to escape the conflict. Farms up to 12 miles from the border were hit, in an area used … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Shocking Footage: Two Syrian Boys Killed

Video out of Syria shows the bodies of two boys killed in a bombing purported to be the work of Assad forces.

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Video: Children of My City

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Syria: Stop Grave Abuses of Children

The United Nations Security Council should impose an arms embargo and other targeted sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on the Syrian leadership in response to widespread killings and other grave violations against children. A report from the secretary-general … Continue reading

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Caricature: Syria’s Children.

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Former detainee reports seeing boys tortured and raped

A Human Rights Watch report issued on June 15, 2012, documents cases of sexualized violence in detention and home raids that occurred primarily between March 2011 and March 2012. “Samih” told HRW that he was detained at the Political Security … Continue reading

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Caricature: Syria’s children.

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Syrian forces kill 17, including women and children, in Deraa

The Syrian town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago, was the scene of a new massacre on Saturday when helling by government forces killed 17 people, including 10 women, the Syrian Observatory for … Continue reading

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Portraits of conflict: Can an image stop the bloodshed?

By: Kristie Lu Stout For weeks now, I’ve been warning viewers about the video I’m about to show them. They are horrific images from the conflict in Syria — images of blood-stained walls, butchered children and dead babies. On air, I … Continue reading

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