10 children killed by cluster bombs in Damascus playground

A government jet has dropped cluster bombs over a playground in Damascus, leaving 10 children dead and others wounded, Syrian activists have reported. Separately activists said war planes bombed a rebel headquarters near the Turkish border on Monday but appeared to miss their target.

Over 34 children killed in Syria since truce – UN

More than 34 children have allegedly been killed in Syria since a shaky truce between President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces and opposition groups took hold on April 12, the U.N. special envoy for children and armed conflict said on Tuesday. “Since a truce was agreed on April 12 … and despite the deployment of United […]

U.N.: Horrendous Syrian regime targeting and torturing children

The Syrian government has detained and tortured hundreds of children, a situation called “horrendous” by Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief. “They’ve gone for the children — for whatever purposes — in large numbers,” Pillay said. “Hundreds detained and tortured. … It’s just horrendous.”