Hundreds of child soldiers released in South Sudan

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More than 350 child soldiers have been released in South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Mariantonietta Peru

The release of over 350 children who had been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The children, most of whom are younger than 16 years old, had been forced to join a rebel group which had been operating in Jonglei state in the north of the country.

It’s thought that up to 3,000 children are still being held by the group, which calls itself the Cobra faction.

Sebit William asked John Budd from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF for details of the release.

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