A Syrian man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces on July 9, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo
BEIRUT: More than 17,000 children have been killed by Syrian regime forces since the war began in March 2011, according to a new report.
Of those, 518 were killed by sniper fire, and at least 95 tortured to death. A further 280,000 children have been wounded and 9,500 arrested by the authorities.
The authors of the report, “Children of Syria, a Lost Dream,” issued by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an anti-regime group based in Spain, recorded the names and photographs of 17,268 children killed, and where, how and when they died.
Aside from sniper fire and torture, many more children have been killed in indiscriminate airstrikes, under barrel bomb bombardment, in chemical weapons attacks, and in massacres, the report says.
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