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HRW: Afghan Taliban Recruits Scores of Child Soldiers

An international human rights group has accused Afghanistan’s Taliban of recruiting scores of children to its ranks for insurgent activities, including the production and planting of improvised explosive devices. The militant group has denied this. In a detailed report, New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded the Taliban immediately put an end to the illegal use of child soldiers. International humanitarian law, or the laws of war, prohibits the recruitment or use of children under...

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