The United Nations said the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.
In a report issued Wednesday in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said it has received reports of “several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”
IS terrorists have also been using mentally disabled children as suicide bombers and human shields, the UN said.
Eighteen independent experts prepared the report.
Children from non-Sunni groups, especially Yazidis, Christians, and Shiites, were especially vulnerable, expert Renate Winters told Reuters.
Nothing surprises me anymore with Islamic State.