Armed groups killing, recruiting more children in Niger, report says

Child soldiers

In this file photo taken on February 7, 2018, newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan. More children are being killed or targeted for recruitment by armed groups in Niger.

Photo credit: Stefanie Glinski | AFP

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  • Amnesty blamed the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), for causing the "devastating impact on children" in the region.



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