Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds a weapon as he visits troops fighting the extremist Maute group in Marawi, Philippines August 24, 2017. Picture taken August 24, 2017. Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS?ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTS1D80K

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs has reportedly killed dozens of kids during police raids and attacks that have led to the deaths of thousands of others.
Up to 60 children have been killed by police since Duterte launched the crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users in June 2016, according to a report released Monday by Amnesty International.
Police are shooting children “dead at point-blank range as they were begging for mercy,” grieving family members told Amnesty. A 17-year-old whose partner was killed by authorities recalled being awoken with a gun to his head in the middle of the night and ordered to leave the premises before hearing shouting and three gunshots.
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In one of the most high-profile incidents, 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos was fatally shot by three cops during an anti-drug operation in August. The officers tried to cover …
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