Two Children Killed, Five Wounded in Syrian Violence Since New Year

UNICEF said that two children were killed and five injured in northwest Syria due to ongoing violence that occurred in the first four days of the New Year.

“Last year, more than 70 percent of grave violations against children in Syria were recorded in the northwest,” the international organization said in a statement, questioning that “how much longer can this go on?”

“Children and services catering to them must never come under attack,” it said, adding, “It has been 11 brutal years of war on the children of Syria.”

UNICEF had earlier said that a water station supported by UNICEF was attacked by a rocket in the Arshani village outside Idlib in northwestern Syria.

The agency said the attack put the station out of service, cutting water supply for over 241,000 people, many of whom are internally displaced.

The United Nations had recently said that hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million were displaced due to ongoing war in Syria.

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