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Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016: UN

BEIRUT: Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said that cases of children being killed, maimed, or recruited into armed groups were the "highest on record" last year. "The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down," said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF's regional director. "Each and every child is scarred for…