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.
- Emilio, recruited by the Guatemalan army at age 14
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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