Monday, January 14, 2013

United Nations: The Widespread Use Of Rape In The Syrian Civil War Is Reaching Horrific Levels

Syrian Women And Girls Allege Use Of Sexual Violence As Weapon Of War -- The Guardian

Women interviewed for International Rescue Committee report tell of attacks involving kidnap, rape, torture and murder.

Rape is a "significant and disturbing" feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual violence as their main reason for fleeing the country, according to a report published on Monday.

Women and girls told the International Rescue Committee (IRC) of being attacked in public and in their homes, primarily by armed men. The rapes, sometimes by several men, often occurred in front of family members.

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Update #1: Syria conflict causing 'staggering' humanitarian crisis -- BBC
Update #2: Rape significant factor in Syria conflict -- The Australian

WNU Editor: The UN report on this humanitarian crisis is here.

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