UN: Islamic State Using Children as Suicide Bombers

(UN News Center) The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) "has tasked boys as young as 13 to carry weapons, guard strategic locations or arrest civilians. Other children are used as suicide bombers," the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, told the Security Council on Monday. According to UN monitoring, up to 700 children have been killed or maimed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, including in summary executions.

2014-09-09 00:00:00

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