News

Islamic State Is Raping, Torturing And Burying Children Alive

Islamic State Is Raping, Torturing And Burying Children Alive

isis-training

The Islamic State is reported to have systematically raped, tortured, trafficked and killed children, according to a new report released by the United Nations.

In its report, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said it abhorred and condemned “the systematic killing of children belonging to religious and ethnic minorities by the so-called ISIL, including several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”

The Committee added that there is a “high number of children” who have been abducted by “the so-called ISIL”. Many of these children, the report says, are severely traumatised from witnessing the murder of their  parents and are then subjected to physical and sexual assault.

Children of minorities in particular, the Committee said, have been paraded in markets with price tags and sold as slaves.

Beyond the torture, rape and killing of children, the U.N. Committee said ISIL has been recruiting child soldiers and using them for attacks and propaganda videos.

“We have had reports of children, especially children who are mentally challenged, who have been used as suicide bombers, most probably without them even understanding,” said Renate Winter from U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, in statements to Reuters.

“There was a video placed (online) that showed children at a very young age, approximately eight years of age and younger, to be trained already to become child soldiers.”

This is not the first time an international organization has revealed crimes against humanity involving children. In December, Amnesty International, after interviewing former captives, revealed that girls between the age of 10 and 12 had faced torture and rape.

Many of these young girls, who have since been left traumatized, were often offered as gifts or sold to ISIS militants and ISIS supporters.

The Islamic State continues to exercise large swathes of control in Syria and Iraq and its members have been accused of killing, torturing and raping thousands of men, women and children.

47 terrorists killed in Egypt's Sinai
Egyptian Activist Sentenced To Life In Prison, Fined EGP 17 Million

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

30 Policemen Killed in a Shootout in Egypt’s Western Desert

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2017

Greek Pianist Plays Cavafy Poems as Part of the 2017 Cavafia in Egypt

Maydaa Abo El NadarOctober 20, 2017

With New Power Plants, Egypt’s Solar Investments Surge in 2017

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

Egypt Approves First Major Draft Traffic Law in 40 Years

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

‘The Show Goes On’: Theatrical Performances Feature Stories of Women in Egypt

Engy AdhamOctober 18, 2017

Climate Change Triggered Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt: Study

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2017

13 Egyptian Businesses Make Forbes’ Top List of Arab Startups

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017

About 276 Killed in Deadly Truck Bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.