5m Iraqi Kids Need Aid

More than five million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war by ISIS as “one of the most brutal” in modern history.

In Mosul, children are being deliberately targeted and killed by Islamic State militants to punish families and deter them from fleeing, the UN said, Reuters reported.

More than 1,000 children have been killed and more than 1,100 wounded or maimed since 2014, when the ultra-hardline militants seized large swathes of Iraq. Over 4,650 children have become separated from their families due to the conflict.

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