Terror Group Kidnaps, Recruits Somali Children


According to residents of El Bur in Galgadud, more than 350 children under the age of 16 have been forced into being soldiers by the Al-Shabaab militia.

Children under the age of 16 abducted and recruited as soldiers by Al-Shabaab militia (file photo).

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