A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria.
His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his bony shoulders as he stands in an ill-fitting military uniform next to a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
By Waleed Abu al-Khair
A recent spate of videos showing children and teenagers in Syria attending al-Qaeda-linked training camps has raised alarm among activists and observers, who say this practice by al-Qaeda affiliates Jabhat al-Nusra and the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) exploits children and turns them into fighters.
A recent spate of videos showing children and teenagers in Syria attending al-Qaeda-linked training camps has raised alarm among activists and observers, who say this practice by al-Qaeda affiliates Jabhat al-Nusra and the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) exploits children and turns them into fighters.
When it comes to war in Syria the soldiers can comes as young as 4 years old, according to Fox News. A pint-sized four year old child soldier Jihadist is seen on video firing a deadly AK-47 “where Al Qaeda-linked Jihadists called him "one of the cubs of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” reported Fox News.
Syria’s official news agency SANA cited a report by Lebanese newspaper Ad-Diyar published on Saturday that Turkish authorities transfer young injured Syrians to certain hospitals in the Turkish cities of Antakya and Iskenderun.
Free Syrian Army members are trafficking in the body organs of Syrian civilians and army soldiers after kidnapping and murdering them, according to a report in the Turkish paper Yurt.
The newspaper's correspondent in Syria had shed the light “heinous events and violations regarding the organ trafficking by FSA terrorists” (see article: Syrian Terrorists Involved in Illegal Human Organ Trade http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107112988).
Libya, North Korea, Iran and Cuba are among 17 countries worldwide that have done little to combat human trafficking over the past year, according to a State Department report released Tuesday, down from the 23 nations identified a year ago
In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), the department said the 17 countries failed to meet minimum international standards to curb trafficking and could face U.S.