Syrian Rebels recruiting child soldiers

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  1. THE United Nations has received reports that Syrian rebels are using child soldiers in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a UN official says.

    "We are receiving allegations of children with the Free Syrian Army," Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN special representative for children in armed conflict, told reporters.

    She however gave no details, saying "we haven't been able to verify or check" the allegations of breaches of conventions banning the use of child soldiers aged under 16.

    The Free Syrian Army is led by defectors from Mr Assad's security forces and government, which has refused to let human rights investigators into the country. The UN says well over 8000 people have died in Syria in the year since an uprising against the president started.

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  2. Good idea! Small people are harder to hit.
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  3. When the Armed Forces of Syria are bombarding the shite out of towns regardless who they hit, having a 5 yr old with an AK maybe his only hope........
  4. It'll be interesting to see if a bit of bootcamp stops them smashing the windows in JD Sports and looting Basmati rice.

    Being serious though, the Syrian security forces have been dragging kids off for a chat then delivering them to their families with more holes than they left with so I can't fault them for wanting to have a crack back.
  5. Hitler Youth often fought to the death. Who's to say our youth would not have done the same in similar circumstances? Must be desperate. Poor sods
  6. Mmmm... I wonder who from?
  7. It worked for Rambo...
  8. Well that explains the dead children within the blast radius and it's more plausable than saying that they were killed by terrorists.

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  9. General Gary Glitters on the way, for some personal instruction allegedly.
  10. Someone give Kony a call he will be all over this