According to the UN the minors were mutilated and tortured, these actions qualify the country as one of the worst. Troops of the regime of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad have violated and murdered children of less than 8-years-old. The security forces have even used children as human shields against the rebel fighters.
Human rights organizations estimate that over 1,200 children have perished during the last 15 months of the insurrection against the regimen of al-Assad. The brutality of the government’s repression has caused international contempt against Syria.
Meanwhile the rebel Free Syrian Army said on Wednesday it had pulled out its fighters from Al-Heffa and nearby villages. However, activists informed that the government forces are setting fire to houses of known opposition fighters.