Zach Ames

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Isis: Daesh leaders inspired by Nazi's Hitler Youth to train generation of 'lethal' child soldiers

The Islamic State (Isis) has copied the techniques and methods used to indoctrinate the Hitler Youth and create generational social change in the …

Ukraine conflict: Child soldiers join the fight

<b>Child soldiers appear to be playing a part on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. A boy as young as 15 has been shown training pro-Russian separatist recruits in how to handle weapons, while Ukrainian media have told the story of a 17-year-old volunteer sapper.</b><p>It is a development that …

Wasil Ahmad, who was killed by Taliban on Monday, fought in Afghan Local Police, a US-funded government militia that employs child soldiers illegally<p>The Taliban’s murder of a 10-year old Afghan boy this week has cast a spotlight on the practice by US allies of turning children into fighters in the …

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Child soldiers - What's their role in the Afghan conflict?

The recent killing of a 10-year-old boy has highlighted the issue of child soldiers in Afghanistan. Although it's illegal, government forces and …

At Least 89 Child Soldiers Were Killed Fighting for ISIS Last Year

Far more children are fighting and dying—on the battlefield and in suicide attacks—for the terror group than was previously thought, according to a …

This Is What It Looks Like When Child Soldiers Lay Down Their Arms

The civil war in South Sudan is ongoing, but some 3,000 child soldiers will have the chance to give up their weapons and return home.<p>The children in question were part of a rebel group known as the South Sudan Democratic Movement's Cobra Faction, a branch commanded by a frequent antagonist of the …

Child soldiers fighting on both sides of South Sudan's civil war

They are supposed to be sitting for exams, but hundreds of South Sudanese children are now feared to be on their way to the front line as the …

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running guerrilla war in modern history by being a trusted confidante of Joseph Kony, the chief architect of the brutal insurgency.<p>Fourteen years later, with …

Finding Vietnam's war children – in pictures

In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, US medic Bob Shirley photographed a group of local children. Nearly 50 years later, photographer Reed Young caught up with them, and found out what happened next

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On Red Hand Day, Watch Five Stories That Illuminate the Child Soldier Crisis

Firsthand accounts from the ground include those of a former female child soldier in Mogadishu and a rescued child soldier turned hip-hop artist.<p>On …

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