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The use of educational institutions by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a study released Tuesday.

Children have been victims of the recent escalation of conflict in Gaza and southern Israel. Since Wednesday, 60 Palestinian children were reportedly injured and at least four reportedly killed during Israeli airstrikes including an 11 month old boy, as well as a pregnant woman.

The shooting of 15 year-old education advocate Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, has drawn the world’s attention to the battle that girls in Pakistan’s Swat Valley face each day to do what other children take for granted – to go to school.

(CNN) -- The gruesome gunning-down of 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai spotlighted the fate of children in Pakistan, one of the world's most dangerous places to go to school.

The recent shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai shocked the world and put a spotlight on the fate of children in one of the world's most dangerous places to go to school. But Thailand's three southern border provinces also make it onto that list of places where students and teachers each day fear turning up for school.

HOMS, Syria — For more than 24 hours, President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers fought their way through this city, bleary-eyed men, worn down by months of combat. Afraid to go into the streets, where snipers pick their targets, the government men snaked their way through “mouse holes” punched in walls of blown-out buildings. Their goal was to retake one building, just one, a former school controlled by the rebel Free Syrian Army.

A second teenage girl has been threatened with assassination in Pakistan following the Taliban's failed attempt to murder Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism, earlier this month.

Hina Khan has been subjected to a series of chilling warnings and her family have appealed to the government for protection.

Suspected members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party have stepped up their campaign of attacking schools in Turkey's southeast.

Revise Bill to Prosecute Recruiters of Children, Not Parents

Manila, October 16, 2012) – The Philippines Senate should remove a provision in a draft law that allows for the prosecution of the parents of children recruited to be soldiers, Child Soldiers International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Insurgent Attacks on Civilians Spread Fear in Southern Provinces

Armed separatist groups in Thailand’s southern border provinces have renewed attacks on teachers and schools in a campaign of terror that has heightened fear among the population, Human Rights Watch said today.