UN Committee appalled by killing of Syrian children in alleged chemical attack

Syrian children affected by the conflict.

The alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, that reportedly killed more than 300 civilians, including many children, is a tragic and horrifying example of how Syrian children are paying the ultimate price in the conflict, according to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The committee says the deliberate targeting of children in the conflict is a shocking example of how children's rights are being violated as the Syrian conflict deepens.

Kirsten Sandberg who chairs the committee said those behind the killings, as well other crimes committed against Syrian children, should be held accountable.

She said more than 7000 Syrian children have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, and many more injured.

Gerry Adams, United Nations

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