More than 11,000 children have been killed in the nearly three-year civil war in Syria, including children who were tortured and executed, a new report says.
The Oxford Research Group said that most of the 11,420 children reported dead were killed in explosions, and many others were shot to death.
"What is most disturbing about the findings of this report is not only the sheer numbers of children killed in this conflict, but the way they are being killed," co-author Hana Salama said in a statement.
More than 1,000 children were either summarily executed (764) or killed by snipers (389), the report found. Some 112 children, even infants, were tortured before being killed.
Devastating. This is a jump from the United Nations’ number of 65,000 back in June. Here’s the full report from the Oxford Research Group organization.
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