Al-Jaafari: UN reports took two years to recognize that terrorist groups recruited children
Jun 17, 2013 – New York – (SANA – F.Allaf) – Syria’s Permanent envoy to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, stressed that the whole world witnessed a series of crimes committed by the armed terrorist groups against children in Syria, however, it took the UN reports two years to recognize that the armed terrorist groups had been recruiting children in their ranks.
“The Syrian government is committed to protecting citizens, particularly children. Any violation of their safety and security will be subject to mechanisms of strict accountability,” al-Jaafari said during the UN Security Council session held to discuss recruiting children in armed conflicts.
“For the first time, the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, mentioned the crimes and violations of the armed terrorist groups, particularly recruiting children… we…
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