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UN plea to Tigers on child troops

The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, has renewed appeals to Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka to stop recruiting child soldiers. Unicef said the Tigers had taken more than 5,000 children into their ranks since agreeing a 2002 truce. It said the rate of recruitment had fallen recently but added that the practice should not occur at all. Peace talks are due in Geneva next week and Unicef called on all sides to prioritise the issue of child soldiers. Full Story

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