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UN report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war; UN report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war

Jan 16, 2020 - The Canadian Press

GENEVA - In Syria's civil war, girls as young as nine have been raped and forced into sexual slavery. Boys have been tortured, forced into military training and ordered to carry out killings in public. Children have been targeted by sniper fire and used as bargaining chips to extract ransoms.

Those gruesome facts have been the focus of a new report by U.N.-backed investigators into the Syrian war, which for the first time looks solely on the plight of the children caught up in the conflict...