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82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN

“More than 80 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and are being reunited with their families, the UN said Friday. The 82 youngsters, including 13 girls, had been recruited by force by the Mai Mai Bakata-Katanga militia who are active in the restive province of Katanga, the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo (Monusco) said in a statement.”

Source: 82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN | GulfNews.com

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