Child Soldiers

  • Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW June 23, 2014

    Beirut: Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes". The New York-based rights watchdog accused rebels of using "children as young as 15 to fight in battles" as they try to...
  • Children were part of Jagdalpur Naxal attack: Survivor June 1, 2013

    Raipur: Survivors of the daring Naxal attack at Darbha ghati in Bastar on Congress leaders on May 25 say at least two children were also part of the massacre. A survivor claimed that two boys warned them not to go into the area. "A small boy, aged about 11, carrying walkie...
  • Manipur: Militant groups hiring child soldiers August 30, 2012

    Sairenkhun: There are at least 40 insurgent outfits in Manipur and desperate for new recruits, they have been targeting children in the state. In April this year, 10 boys were forcefully taken to militant training camps in Myanmar. The family members of the three boys, who managed to get released,...
  • Ex-child soldiers released from Nepal camps January 8, 2010

    Kathmandu: Hundreds of former child soldiers of the Maoists' guerrilla force were on Friday released from the UN supervised camps in Nepal as part of the landmark 2006 peace process, which has been stalled due to the deepening political crisis in the country. "Today marks the first step in the return...
  • Manipur: Families demand child soldiers be released July 25, 2008

    Imphal: Child soldiers of the militant outfit People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) were paraded in front of the media this week. PREPAK claims these little soldiers believe in their cause and that they come and go on their own, not under any kind of pressure. Nineteen school children have gone...