Human Rights Group: Child-Soldiers Drawn Into Colombian War

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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-child19sep19,1,5558204.story?coll=la-headlines-world A prominent human rights group estimated Thursday that 11,000 children are fighting in Colombia's civil war, serving as messengers, foot soldiers and even executioners for leftist rebel bands as well as right-wing paramilitary armies. The figure, released in a study by New York-based Human Rights Watch, is one of the highest for child combatants in any current conflict . . .

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