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South Sudan armed group releases 250 child soldiers, including four girls

Mar 24, 2015    

United Nations: Up to 250 child soldiers, including four girls, were released by an armed group in South Sudan over the weekend, a UN spokesperson said on Monday.The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said another 400 should be released over the next two days, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq was quoted as saying by Xinhua. The armed group, the South Sudan Democratic Army Cobra Faction, has advised UNICEF that they have up to 3,000 child soldiers, said Haq.It is the third release of children following a peace deal between the armed group and the government, said Haq, adding that the UN M...

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