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UN: Islamic State killed hundreds of children this year

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UN: Islamic State killed hundreds of children this year

Envoy says many kids in Iraq are used as suicide bombers and child fighters for jihadists, others are summarily executed

by AFP, via timesofisrael.com, Sept. 8, 2014

Islamist fighters in Iraq have killed hundreds of children including in summary executions and used some as suicide bombers, the top UN envoy on children and armed conflict said Monday.

“Up to 700 children have been killed or maimed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, including in summary executions,” Leila Zerrougui told the UN Security Council.

Zerrougui said Islamic State (IS) fighters were recruiting boys as young as 13…

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