UN: Over 34 children killed in Syria since truce

May 1, 2012 17:43

UNITED NATIONS - More than 34 children have allegedly been killed in Syria since a shaky truce between President Bashar Assad's security forces and opposition groups took hold on April 12, the UN special envoy for children and armed conflict said on Tuesday.

"Since a truce was agreed on April 12 ... and despite the deployment of United Nations ceasefire monitors, more than 34 children have allegedly been killed," special envoy Radhika Coomaraswamy said in a statement.

"I urge all parties in Syria to refrain from indiscriminate tactics resulting in the killing and wounding of children," she said.

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