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Major new report shows 11,420 children killed in Syrian conflict

Posted on 26/11/2013

The Oxford Research Group published a new report highlighting the major ways in which boys and girls across all age groups are being killed in the conflict.

The report, Stolen Futures: The hidden toll of casualties in Syria, reveals that explosive weapons have been the cause of more than 7 out of every 10 child deaths in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, while small arms fire accounts for more than one quarter of the total. This includes children caught in cross fire as well as others targeted by snipers, summarily executed and in some cases, tortured.

You can read the full report here.

Professor Mike Spagat whose main research interests includes armed conflict was an advior on this report and part of  the expert review panel for methodology, analyses and findings.


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