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Introduction Three children killed and six others injured when an improvised explosive device exploded in al-Jisr al-Abyad area located west of al-Hasakah city on May 2, 2018. According to many testimonies obtained by STJ, the improvised explosive device was one of the remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) after it left the region and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled it in 2015. STJ's field researcher stated that the explosion occurred while nine children were looking at the dump for anything they could sell. He said...
Preface: Thousands of children in Syria face serious violations of their rights, including sexual violence in detention centers and other places, killing, recruitment and using them frequently in military operations fighting in the ranks of Syrian conflict parties. In response to Security Council resolutions concerning children and armed conflict, including Resolution No. 2225 (2015), the Secretary-General of the United Nations is requested to report annually on children and armed conflict issues. In his latest report, issued on August 24, 2017, the Secretary-General stated that incidents of children recruitment...
Preface: Rita Habib Ayoub, 26 years old, captivated by the agents of Islamic State, also known as ISIS[1] in 2014 in the village of al-Hamdani[2]south-east of the Iraqi city of Mosul, without taking into account that she may remain about three years of long and severe detention. However, with the intensification of military operations against ISIS in Deir ez-Zur province[3], and in the wake of controlling the city of Raqqa by Syrian Democratic Forces/SDF[4] on October 21, 2017, Rita survived as she managed to escape...