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Chad rebel prisoners say Sudan recruited them

Sudan’s security forces helped recruit rebels, including child soldiers, from refugee camps in Darfur for a revolt in neighboring Chad, rebel prisoners told African Union investigators. Some of the fighters being trained in the conflict-torn western Sudanese Darfur region were as young as 12, one rebel commander captured in N’Djamena told an AU team at the weekend. A delegation from the 53-nation African grouping is visiting Chad to investigate President Idriss Deby’s accusations that Sudan organized, financed and armed an April 13 assault on N’Djamena by rebels seeking to end his nearly 16-year rule. Full Story

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