child recruits

In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, Child Bombers Strike

ISTANBUL, Aug 22 – The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him on the street in the northern city of Kirkuk. Pulling off his shirt, they found a two-kilogram bomb strapped to his skinny frame. That was last Sunday. Less than a day earlier, Turkey was less fortunate: a teenage

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Myanmar Army Releases 46 Underage Recruits: U.N.

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, March 14 – Myanmar’s military released 46 children and young people from service, the United Nations said in a statement on Monday, in its first discharge of underage recruits this year. The army has released 745 underage recruits since signing up to a joint action plan with the U.N. in

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