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Tamil Tigers abducting fewer children

ASIA: Children are still being kidnapped by Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers to train as fighters, the UN children’s agency Unicef says, but the abductions appear to be less frequent four years into a ceasefire. The number of children taken by the Tigers has fallen every year since a 2002 ceasefire halted two decades of civil war, Unicef senior programme co-ordinator Yasmin Ali Haque said, but child recruitment was still continuing at an unacceptable level. “Most of them are forcible,” she told Reuters in an interview in Unicef’s Colombo office. Full Story

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