12 Aug '17, 12am

UN says nine child soldiers handed over to peacekeepers in Mali.

UN says nine child soldiers handed over to peacekeepers in Mali.

[UNITED NATIONS] Nine child soldiers were handed over on Friday to UN peacekeepers in the Mali city of Kidal, which is controlled by a former rebel group, a UN spokesman announced in New York. "Good news from our colleagues in the peacekeeping mission in Mali... Nine child combatants were handed over to the UN mission in Kidal this morning," the spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters. "The mission is organising their transportation to Gao and making arrangements for their care by child protection officials pending reunification with their family," he added, without giving the ages of the children. A source with the UN mission in Mali told AFP that the children were between 15 and 17 years old, and "some of them are showing signs of trauma". sentifi.com Market voices on: The Malian Human Rights Association (AMDH) called for "a thorough investigation" to "identify arme...

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