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UN says at least 187 children killed during Syria's crackdown

Arab World Materials 8 October 2011 11:00
The United Nations said nearly 200 children had been killed during Syria's crackdown on protesters since mid-March, Arab media reported Saturday.
UN says at least 187 children killed during Syria's crackdown

The United Nations said nearly 200 children had been killed during Syria's crackdown on protesters since mid-March, Arab media reported Saturday.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child chief Jean Zermatten said in Geneva that it "had obtained a list on September 22 stating that at least 187 children were killed.", dpa reported.

He said the data was provided by UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, the Dubai-based al Arabiya broadcaster said.

The committee called on the Syrian government to take "immediate measures to stop the use of excessive and lethal force against civilians and to prevent further violence against children, including killings and injuring."

On Thursday, the UN said more than 2,900 people had been killed during the uprising against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.

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