The UN's annual Children and Armed Conflict report showed that the US-backed YPG terrorist group and its affiliates in Syria have recruited 221 minors, killed dozens others and even seized schools for military use from January to December 2021.
While the EU recognises the PKK as a terrorist group, many European countries like France and Germany continue to allow PKK and its proxies to operate across their territories.
Houthis sign what the UN describes as an "action plan" to end and prevent recruiting or using children in armed conflict.
A UN report found that Houthis obtained critical components for their weapon systems from companies in Europe and Asia through "a complex network of intermediaries."
There has been an increase in the number of children caught in conflict last year despite the pandemic and the UN's call for a global ceasefire, according to Save the Children.
A new Save the Children report reveals children living in conflict zones in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are facing an illegal recruitment risk by non-state armed groups.
After spending nearly 10 years in prison for being a member of the PKK terror group, Aytekin Yilmaz has dedicated the rest of his life to narrating stories about child soldiers in the PKK ranks.
The YPG couldn't deny recruiting child soldiers in northern Syria and Ankara blasted the UN for taking "a terrorist organisation with blood on its hands as an interlocutor to address this problem."
Child soldiers from Daesh are returning to their home countries at alarming rates, having committed unimaginable atrocities. But how wary should we be of their return?
As children are increasingly weaponised and made a spectacle of on Youtube videos, should justice be meted out? And at what age are children responsible for war crimes before the law?
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