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9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan war: UN
Publish Date: Apr 30, 2014
9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan war: UN
This handout picture taken and released on April 29, 2014 by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) shows rebel backed former South Sudanese vice president Riek Machar speaking with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide in an undisclosed location in South Sudan. AFP PHOTO / UNMISS / Isaac Alebe Avoro
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 JUBA - Over 9,000 children have been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan's brutal four-month long civil war by both government and rebel forces, the UN's human rights chief said Wednesday.

 
"More than 9,000 children have been recruited into armed forces by both sides... Children have also been killed during indiscriminate attacks on civilians by both sides," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told reporters
 
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