Targeting of Children in July by Government Forces

Targeting of Children in July by Government Forces

Rule 135 of the customary international law: Children affected by armed conflict are entitled to special respect and protection
 
The civilians are the most major portion that suffered from government forces’ attacks, as 85% of victims killed by Syrian regime forces were civilians, were less than 15% were armed rebels. This percentage of civilian deaths is higher than World War II’s, where 57% of the victims were civilians.
 
The children percentage of the total number of victims is 11% which is a very, very serious rate that represents an explicit indicator that Syrian government forces are deliberately targeting civilians in scud missile attacks and in the systematic and daily shelling, and in an indiscriminate savage manner through barrel bombs that are being dropped on residents without the slightest degree of discrimination.
 

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