UN concerned over use of children as human shields by Maoists

The UN has expressed concern over the killing and maiming of children who continue to be recruited and used as human shields by Maoists in India and over the threat of sexual violence against girls within Naxalite ranks.

Syria forces used civilians as `shields`

The UN estimates more than 8,000 people have been killed in the crackdown in Syria.

`Libyan troops held civilians as human shields`

Libyan troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said.

NATO accuses Gaddafi of using human shields

NATO accused Libyan leader
Moammar Gaddafi on Saturday of using mosques and children`s
parks as shields for his military operations.

Gaddafi using human shields to curb air strikes: NATO

Muammar Gaddafi is using human shields to foil air strikes on his forces, NATO officials said.

Marjah offensive, Day 6: Taliban using `human shields`

A US-led offensive in southern Afghanistan dragged into a sixth day on Thursday, with progress slowed by hidden bombs and what commanders say is the Taliban`s use of women and children as human shields.

Taliban using human shields: Afghan commander

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking searches in the Taliban stronghold.