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UNICEF: Hundreds of Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan

The U.N. Children’s Fund reports one of South Sudan’s armed groups, the Cobra Faction, released up to 250 child soldiers on Sunday. The group of children released in the remote village of Lekuangole, in Jonglei state, included four girls -- one as young as 9. This is the third release of child soldiers by this group. It is part of a larger demobilization effort to free some 3,000 child soldiers held by the Cobra Faction. In late January and early February, 660 children were set free in...

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