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Tigers recruiting more child soldiers, Sri Lanka says

ASIA: Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Tamil Tiger rebels of conscripting more child soldiers despite pledges to end the internationally-condemned practice of enlisting underage combatants. The defence ministry in a statement accused the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of abducting two schoolboys in the restive eastern district of Batticaloa on Monday. “Despite all assurances given by the LTTE, their abduction and conscription spree continues,” the ministry said, adding that Scandinavian truce monitors had been informed about the latest abduction. Last week, the military said two boys below the age of 17 escaped from a Tiger training camp and sought refuge with the navy. Full Story

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