Statement on Protecting Children in War

Anyone who infringes on international war conventions will be brought before the Syrian judiciary in the future.

The Syrian National Coalition and the members of the FSA reiterate their full commitment to the Geneva Conventions and all international charters related to times of war.

 

The Coalition assures that anyone who infringes on the regulations of the charters will be brought before the Syrian judiciary in the future.

 

The Coalition wishes to remind the world that the Syrian Revolution began in defense of young children in Daraa after they were arrested by Bashar Assad’s forces for writing anti-regime graffiti on the walls of their school.

 

Assad’s war against civilians has left 1,730 children under the age of 10 dead .

 

The Syrian Coalition firmly condemns the use of children in military operations, as well as their use as human shields.

 

Assad recruits and uses school children into what is called 'Popular Committees' and 'National Defense Forces.' Furthermore, Assad’s forces arrest children as a substitute for their wanted fathers, and use these children as human shields during their incursions into villages across Syria.

 

The Syrian Coalition asserts once again that the only solution to prevent the infringement of international conventions and charters is to support the Coalition and its affiliated bodies and institutions.

 

We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.

 

Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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