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HRW: Armed opposition in Syria are Using Children in Conflict

November 29, 2012

Syria’s Armed Opposition Using Children in Conflict
New York (HRW)– Armed opposition groups fighting in Syria are using children for combat and other military purposes, Human Rights Watch said today. Children as young as 14 have served in at least three opposition brigades, transporting weapons and supplies and acting as lookouts, Human Rights Watch found, and children as young as 16 have carried arms and taken combat roles against government forces. Opposition commanders should make

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