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UN details impact of war on Syrian children

The United Nations says the Syrian government is responsible for "countless killings, maiming and torture" of children during the country's nearly 3-year-old conflict.


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BEIRUT —

The United Nations says the Syrian government is responsible for "countless killings, maiming and torture" of children during the country's nearly 3-year-old conflict.

In a report detailing the impact of Syria's civil war on children, the world body also accuses the rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad of "recruiting youngsters for combat."

The report, released to the Security Council, was posted on the U.N.'s official website Tuesday.

It highlights the treatment of children in the conflict from March 1, 2011 to Nov. 15, 2013. The report says Syrian children have been subjected to "unspeakable suffering" during that time.

Syria's uprising against Assad's rule began with largely peaceful protests in 2011 but evolved in time into a bloody civil war that has killed more than 130,000 people, according to activists.



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