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Daesh’s Child Soldiers

Dozens of underage Daesh fighters detained in Fallujah BY Suadad Al Salhy Mustafa’s gaze seemed lost, frightened and his eyes were erratic. His childish looks appeared strange among the harsh military faces surrounding him. His 13 years of existence did not fit the cruelty of the place, which houses suspects, hardened criminals and Daesh leaders.

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War in Syria Creates Child Refugees and Child Soldiers: Report

By John Davison BEIRUT, March 14 – Syria’s five-year-old conflict has created 2.4 million child refugees, killed many and led to the recruitment of children as fighters, some as young as seven, U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said on Monday. Its report “No Place for Children” said more than 8 million children in Syria and neighbouring

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South Sudanese Commanders Use Child Soldiers as “Cannon Fodder”

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a dozen senior commanders and officials who children say recruited them as soldiers in South Sudan should be investigated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The United Nations says 16,000 children have joined armed groups since South Sudan’s civil war erupted two

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