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UNICEF discuss child soldiers with Tamil Tigers

UNICEF has agreed to work with Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels to tackle the issue of child soldiers, a top official of the United Nations childrens’ agency said after talks with a rebel leader. The executive director of UNICEF, Ann Veneman, told reporters she discussed the question of underage combatants in rebel-held areas. “We had a good discussion on this issue…,” Veneman said after talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) political wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan. “We have agreed we will work together to address the issue.” Full Story

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