According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed yesterday in airstrikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
At least 82 people were killed in Russian and Assad regime’s and Russian airstrikes in eastern Syria in a new toll.
Three attacks reportedly hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble.
Activists’ sources said that the Russian jet fighters attacked with vacuum bombs al-Iman Mosque in the middle of al-Quriyah city in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside when people gathered to see what happened, the Russian fighters attacked the scenes with cluster bombs immediately killing 82 people and injuring more than 100.
The initial death score was 42 civilians but raised after discovering more corpses under the rubble.
Amid an intensification of violence, attacks on children in Syria are becoming commonplace with callous disregard for the lives of children.
Under international humanitarian law, the killing and maiming of children are grave violations against children.
Nothing justifies attacks on children -no matter where they are- nor under whose control they live.
UNICEF deplores these attacks and calls on all parties to the conflict to keep children out of harm’s way.
Quoting reports from its local partners in Syria, UNICEF said health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children from under rubble in the town of al-Quriyah in Deir Ezzor province, which is mostly under Islamic State control.