The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi79° Scattered Showers

Tonight

Lo62° Chance Thunderstorms

Wednesday

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi84° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo63° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi89° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Torture of children, rape by Syrian army ‘routine,’ ex-soldiers say

Send to Kindle
Print This
DOMZIN, Iraq _ In addition to shooting unarmed civilians, Syrian military personnel routinely have raped women and girls, tortured children and encouraged troops to loot the houses they storm, former foot soldiers say. "What I have seen with my own eyes, it was indescribable," said Rolat Azad, 21, who said he'd served as a master sergeant in Idlib province in the northeast of Syria. There, he commanded 10 men who'd break into houses seeking to arrest men whose names they'd been given by the country's intelligence agencies. "They gave us orders: 'You are free to do what you like,' " he recalled.

View my optionsorSign in