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U.S. Military Aid for child soldiers

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Washington is providing military aid to six of the countries cited in the U.S. State Department’s latest series of human rights reports for recruiting and using child soldiers. They are Afghanistan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda.

A new study by the Washington-based Centre for Defence Information (CDI) charges that, while child soldiers are often recruited and deployed by rebel groups over which the government has little control, in other cases the recruitment is being carried out by directly by governments and government-supported paramilitaries.

from William Fisher at IPS

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Written by mudshark

April 13, 2008 at 5:15 am

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