Daesh snipers have shot dead at least 15 children fleeing a militant-held neighborhood in Mosul which is besieged by the Iraqi army as part of a massive offensive to retake the city, a security source says.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a press release on Sunday that nearly 500,000 children are currently living in besieged areas in war torn Syria without any access to humanitarian aid.
With winter approaching and temperatures falling, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to open more camps and increase life-saving assistance to support the nearly 15 million people displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria.
The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has used chemical weapons in at least 52 incidents since 2014 in Iraq and Syria and it may resort to such warfare to slow the Iraqi forces in Mosul, says a UK-based conflict monitoring group.
The Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat sorties over the positions and bases of Jeish al-Fatah terrorist coalition in at least nine different positions in the province of Idlib and Hama, inflicting major losses on the militants.
US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though the US has not joined the global court.