إختطاف الأطفال وتجنيدهم في جيوش داعش والنصرة عادة سلجقية عثمانية يقول الجعفري في كلمة عن الأطفال في النزاعات المسلحة.
بشار الجعفري حول تجنيد الأطفال السوريين في المخيمات
تربية الأطفال في مناطق داعش والنصرة وسائر التنظيمات على الإجرام وحرمانهم من التعليم والمدارس واستهداف مدارسهم وتدميرها، بشار الجعفري يتحدث أمام مجلس الأمن الدولي فجر ٢٦ آذار ٢٠١٥.
كشف موقع ميترونيوز الإخباري الفرنسي اليوم أن طفلا فرنسيا عمره 13 عاما قاتل مع الإرهابيين في تنظيم داعش وقتل في سورية.
وقال الموقع في خبر أورده اليوم إن الطفل ذهب إلى حمص مع عائلته التي تنحدر من ستراسبورغ منذ بضعة أسابيع حيث قاتل في صفوف داعش وقتل في سورية.
من جانبه نقل الصحفي ديفيد طومسون مراسل اذاعة فرنسا الدولية آر إف آي عن الإرهابي أبوبكر الفرنسي قوله إنه جيد للصغير تحديداً وهو في هذا العمر وفي مثل هذه الظروف أن يكون عضواً في داعش وأن يقتل.
وأضافت الإذاعة أن إثنين من أشقاء الارهابي قتلوا أيضاً فيما باتت بندقية القتيل في متناول يد العديد من الأطفال الآخرين المرتبطين بداعش.
وكشف تقرير حديث للأمم المتحدة أن التنظيمات الارهابية لاتقوم بتجنيد الصغار فحسب بل هي مضت ابعد من ذلك إلى إستخدام الأطفال كإنتحاريين بمن في ذلك الأطفال المعوقين بعد عمليات بيع أولئك الأطفال إلى التنظيمات والجماعات الإرهابية من قبل أسرهم.
وشرح التقرير أيضاً كيف حولت داعش بعض الأهالي إلى دروع بشرية لحمايتها من الضربات الجوية أو إستخدامهم لتصنيع القنابل للإرهابيين.
Update: Al Jaafari targets the Amos report in the following statement made today:
This statement is important where it focuses on terrorist crimes, particularly against children.
Statements regarding the Syrian government forces are delusional and inaccurate. Therefore, I include links to the Syrian government’s challenges regarding inaccuracies in previous reports by Valerie Amos.
I expect Bashar Al-Jaafari will issue a response to this current report.
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Terrorist Organisations training Syrian children to kill in Al Ruqa says Valerie Amos, UN Humanitarian Affairs USG .
8 September 2014 – The multiplication of crises affecting children since the beginning of 2014 is creating unprecedented challenges that overshadow progress to date to protect them from the impact of war, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, said that she was appalled by the total disregard for human life shown by extremist armed groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Boko Haram. The situation also remains dire in Syria, she said as she presented the Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict.
“ISIL has tasked boys as young as 13 to carry weapons, guard strategic locations or arrest civilians. Other children are used as suicide bombers,” said Ms. Zerrougui. According to UN monitoring, up to 700 children have been killed or maimed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, including in summary executions.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram has attacked schools, leading to the death of at least 100 students and 70 teachers in 2013. Over 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are still missing, while the armed group continues to attack and kidnap other children.
In Gaza, over 500 children were killed and more than 1,300 injured, Ms. Zerrougui said, calling for a thorough investigation of the impact of the war on children. Thousands of displaced families are still living in schools and access to education for the children of Gaza is expected to remain limited. At least 244 schools were damaged or destroyed by Israel’s armed forces during recent fighting.
“We cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave violations of international law that in some cases may amount to war crimes,” said the Special Representative.
Many other situations witnessed grave violations against children in 2013 and face similar challenges today. Instability and rising tensions in Libya, Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Mali and South Sudan continue to threaten children.
The Special Representative’s presentation took place almost exactly six months after the launch with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) of the joint campaign ‘Children, Not Soldiers’, which works toward a goal of “no children in Government forces by the end of 2016.”
The Government of Chad has already fulfilled all the requirements and pledged to prevent the recruitment of children in its armed forces. In May, Yemen became the 7th country to sign an action place. Progress has also been achieved in South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Longstanding peace will never be achieved without giving the children the means, skills, and education to re-build a society and institutions torn by armed conflict,” Ms. Zerrougui said, stressing that more must be done to include special provisions for children affected by conflict into peace agreements.
Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, stressed that coordination of action with international child protection partners was instrumental in addressing the plight of children. Establishing partnerships with States in which UN peacekeeping operations are deployed was also important because States hold the primary responsibility of protecting children.
The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) would spare no efforts to promote the Children, Not Soldiers campaign and support the Governments and security forces of Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to be free of child soldiers by 2016.
But beyond the campaign, Governments must also set the example and support access for monitoring, assistance, and engagement with armed troops, he noted. When negotiating ceasefires, States must prioritize the inclusion of non-negotiable child protection provisions in all agreements.
Robust action against armed groups holding child soldiers has also taken place, Mr. Ladsous said. To this end, a specialized training unit on child protection for the military has been developed and shared with countries contributing troops to UN operations.
Also briefing the Council was Forest Whitaker, Academy award-winning actor and Special Envoy of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for Peace and Reconciliation, who returned yesterday from South Sudan.
“After meeting with generals on the ground, soldiers and civilians, I fear that there is no end in sight to the violence,” Mr. Whitaker said, describing a scene of thousands of civilians seeking shelter in over-crowded camps because they are too afraid to go back home.
In the protection camp in Bentiu, he reported, malnutrition is causing some children’s hair to turn red. Throughout the country, hundreds of schools are empty and some have turned into military camps, as thousands of young people go without food.
“Perhaps worst of all, walking through the cities, I saw child soldiers wearing military uniforms and carrying guns,” Mr. Whitaker said.
In Uganda, he said the Lord’s Resistance Army would kidnap children from their villages, forcing them to kill those they loved. In some cultures, being a soldier is seen as a rite of passage, and many children join for the honour of supporting their tribes.
“We may take a child out of an army, but unless we do more for him – help him re-enter society, enrol him in a good school, teach him a useful trade – we have not set him free,” said Mr. Whitaker.
|Justice Ministry signs agreement on counterterrorism and documenting war crimes
May 12, 2014
Damascus, (SANA) Justice Ministry and Arab Center for Documenting War Crimes and Legal Prosecution signed a memo of understanding for cooperation regarding counterterrorism and documenting war crimes.
Assistant Justice Minister Judge Taisir al-Samadi said the war waged on Syria necessitates documenting war crimes committed by Syria’s enemies and prosecuting them, be they states, organizations, or individuals, and this includes anyone who funded, instigated, or spread takfiri mentality.
He said the Ministry has been working to document crimes against public and private properties, civilians, army personnel, security personnel, archeological sites, and cultural heritage for over a year.
In turn, member of Arab Center Hala al-Asaad said legal documentation is one of the most important bases for proving war crimes, and that the Center will employ Arab and international experts to do the necessary research.
The Arab Center has managed to prosecute 5 Israeli figures including an incumbent minister for committing war crimes in the July 2006 war.
An Internet-based social media account that supports the al-Qaeda-linked splinter group so-called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has publicized a bid to recruit minors as armed insurgents in Syria’s Aleppo province.
The Twitter account this week published a photo of several rows of young boys lined up in front of a “membership office” for the terrorist group in the town of Al-Bab, The Daily Star reported on Saturday.
ISIL has occasionally been accused of recruiting underage boys into its ranks.
While ISIL has lost much of the territory it controlled in Aleppo province in the wake of a campaign against it since January by its al-Qaeda rival, the Nusra Front, and an array of other foreign-backed insurgent groups, it continues to hold on to Al-Bab, near the Turkish border.
Britain-based opposition group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Friday that the ISIL insurgents were engaged in fierce fighting against the alliance of armed rebels in the village of Abla in northern rural Aleppo, in the latest bid to retake Al-Bab from ISIL.
The same Twitter account posted a photo of what it claimed to be a tank captured by ISIL, claiming that it was being used to attack rival insurgents.
About 50 boys aged from 7 to 13 years old are currently training in the terrorist-preparing camp, the name of which is translated as “The most precious children”.
The trainers of this base call their students “gold take” because such children are disinterested and could be easily manipulated, while older children want to receive money for their work.
The trainers believe that the use of teenagers allows strengthening the position of a future state.
Making the boys the diehard warriors, the terrorists use their religious beliefs and derive maximum benefit from terrorism.
It is much easier to convince the children from impoverished Syrian families, who could agree to execute any order up to suicide bombing.
Training time in the camp is 25 days. Students are divided into groups of 13 people. The most important subjects in such a school are the basis of holy war and the skilful possession of modern firearms.
After finishing the training course, the teenagers enter the terrorist groups.
According to the eyewitnesses, there are lesser and lesser girls and unmarried women in the region day by day. Their parents send them to their relatives out of town as the organizers of this camp have plans to create similar terrorist groups concerning young women, living in the neighborhood.
Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.