The victims were reportedly targeted either because they were mistaken for Yezidi Kurds or for their support of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG), a Kurdish armed group.Syria’s foreign fighters are there to stay. Read more here.The YPG and ISIS had been clashing in the nearby villages of Tal Khanzeer and al-Rawiya, sending most Yezidi Kurds — a religious minority within the Kurdish ethnic minority — fleeing for their lives. The victims of the attacks were Arab, but working on land owned by Yezidis, whom ISIS members consider as “infidels.”
More than 10,000 children have been killed in Syria.
The seven children killed in the attack ranged in age between one and 12. Their names and ages are listed below.Mohammed Mahmoud Hussein, aged oneHussein Mahmoud Hussein, aged threeMohammed al-Hamdo, aged fiveIbrahim Mohammed Ibrahim, aged sevenAsmaa’ Mohammed Hussein, aged 11Khaled Mohammed Ibrahim, aged 11Sahar Mohammed Ibrahim, aged 12Five men and three women were also killed in the attack.“I entered a house and found two women lying dead on the floor. Between them lay a boy, probably aged six, also dead. I continued on my way and saw a man lying on the ground and next to him a pick-up vehicle turned into a bed. A woman was lying dead in there with three children; they all appeared to be under the age of 10,” an eyewitness who arrived in the village shortly after the massacre told Amnesty International.
'I entered a house and found two women lying dead on the floor. Between them lay a boy, probably aged six, also dead.'
Two women who were also injured in the attack were also taken to the hospital, and survived.“These cold-blooded killings serve as a bitter reminder of how complete impunity for the war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria is fueling brutality and inhumanity,” Philip Luther, Amnesty International's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement. “The attacks appear aimed at terrorizing and forcibly displacing the community living in the area.”More than 10,000 children have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted there more than three years ago, according to UN figures.In the video below, UNICEF’s executive director Anthony Lake discusses the trauma suffered by children across Syria. The agency estimates that at least 1 million children in Syria are living under siege or cannot be reached by aid organizations because of the ongoing violence.
The attacks appear aimed at terrorizing and forcibly displacing the community living in the area.
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