Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released a recent report which documents 19,773 Syrian children killed by the Assad regime since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011.
Among the 19,773 children killed, 297 of them were killed by a sniper bullets, at least 159 died under torture, while the number of child detainees has reached more than 10000, in which 2,716 of them are still suffering in captivity until today.
SNHR’s report – titled: “Syria’s children: Angels with broken wings” – stated that at least 37,000 children have become orphans due to Assad’s targeting of their fathers while 6000 children have lost their mothers to regime attacks.
In addition, the report documented the destruction of around 4083 educational facilities, which led to the deprivation of at least one million children inside Syria from their right for education. Syrian children
The report asserted the Assad terrorists’ recruitment of hundreds of children in combat operations directly and indirectly.
The report also accused ISIS of committing war crimes through indiscriminate bombing, murder, torture, sexual violence, forced recruitment and transforming school buildings into operational headquarters.
It estimated the number of minors killed by ISIS to be around 351 children, while the number of detainees held by the terrorist organization has reached at least 217 children.
The network also documented the violations of the self-administrated Kurdish forces in the areas it controls, accusing it of murder outside the scope of the law and forced recruitment. The report also stated that 62 children were killed by Kurdish forces.
Further, SNHR accused the international anti-ISIS coalition of killing 112 minors since the start of their attacks in September 2014.
In the meantime, the report stated that the Russian aggression in Syria has killed more than 479 children since it started its military intervention in September 30, 2015 to bolster the Assad regime in its fight against the Syrian opposition.