Targeting children is an indicator of systematic targeting of civilians despite Syrian government’s claims

Targeting children is an indicator of systematic targeting of civilians despite Syrian government’s claims

SNHR has documented the death of 2348 children at the hands of the security forces and the army affiliated to Syrian government. Death toll is distributed as follows:
709 female children
1639 male children
563 children under 10-year-old
55 infants
26 children were arrested by Syrian government and were tortured to death.
 
The attached PDF file contains all incidents’ details that include places, dates, pictures and videos.
The number of detainee children under 18-year-old passed 11700 detainees who were distributed across the security branches and the Syrian intelligence and were subjected to systematic torture even though it is less than the torture that the men were subjected to. The children were crying strongly according to the child Baraa from Al Holeh in Homs who was released a detention center where the memory of his mother never left him. Baraa’s uncle was killed in front of him in Air Intelligence detention center in Hama. the story of the two children, Mohammad and Mahmoud, from the eastern suburbs of Hama wasn’t any less tragic as they were arrested for 21 years. The psychological effects and its ramifications on their life are immeasurable as they suffered severe episodes of nervous breakdown. SNHR’s member, from Homs, told us that her brother’s friend was killed at the hands of the army of Syrian government. As a result, her brother couldn’t sleep for a month.
 
In any way between two armies, the percentage of women and children victims must not exceed 2% as an international indicator, but in Syrian case the percentage reached 8.3% which is four times greater than the international percentage although the Syrian government hasn’t declared war on the Syrian people.
 
We would like to shed light on two notable cases during this month:
The first case: The day on which the highest number of children were killed
 
Thursday, 18/10/2012, SNHR documented the death of 31 children of 224 martyrs on that day which is the highest death toll of children since the beginning of Syrian uprising with the percentage of 7.2% which doesn’t include women death.
 

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