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HRW: Kurdish Forces Using Child Fighters Despite Pledge

Kurdish fighters in Syria continue to use child soldiers despite a pledge to stop doing so a year ago, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. HRW said the People's Protection Unit, or YPG, has made some progress in demobilizing some child fighters, but that local and international organizations have documented 59 children who have volunteered or been recruited. The rights group said it was able to itself verify seven of those cases by speaking directly to families. It also said...

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