ISIS USING IRAQI KIDS AS WEAPONS OF WAR

Iraqi families continue to leave Basra i“Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence,” the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said in a Thursday statement.

According to the report, 1,075 Iraqi children have been killed and 1,130 wounded or maimed since ISIS occupied nearly a third of Iraq in 2014. Over the past six months alone, 152 children were killed and 255 others injured, it added.

Meanwhile, over 4,650 children have become separated from their families.

Iraqi children have also been forced to take part in violence as ISIS and other armed groups have recruited at least 231 children under the age of 18, the report added.

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