Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and abused by President Bashar Assad’s forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him, according to a new United Nations report.
The report highlights what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon termed the “unspeakable suffering” experienced by children in the country’s nearly 3-year-old conflict.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government missed another deadline for destroying its chemical weapons Wednesday, but pledged to meet a final deadline of June 30. Read more here. Read more here.