Children Under Attack in Sinjar
Violence is escalating in Iraq, with reports of displaced children from Iraqi minority groups being killed and thousands of people stranded in the mountains surrounding Sinjar city.
Sinjar, a district of Ninewa in northwest Iraq with a population of at least 150,000 children, was taken over by the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) on Sunday.
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Timothy La Rose is a UNICEF Communication Specialist based in Conakry, Guinea.