Child Soldiers in Africa. http://www.caritas.org.au/images/newsroom/newsfromthefield/childsoldiers_1.jpg. Child Soldiers. Today, 300,000 children serve under government forces. Child soldiers vary from 7-18 years of age.
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Child Soldiers in Africa
- Emilio, recruited by the Guatemalan army at age 14
“Former child soldiers say they were forcibly injected with cocaine before being sent into battle.” BBC “Brutal child army grows up” May 10, 2000
“Joseph Kony claims to want to make Uganda into a state based on the Ten Commandments, but he has broken every one of them. Today no one thinks Kony and his movement represents a loving God and Christianity or Islam, but all know it is about demonic control of children, boys and girls, young men and women, doing the bidding of a crazy man.”-http://kabiza.com/Lira-Children-Kony-Rebels.htm
Many of the leaders in his army were abducted 10 or 12 years ago, but have known nothing else but death and destruction.
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