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Russian Committee: Armed Groups in Syria Recruit Children in Battle

Jan 21, 2013

MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian Committee for Solidarity with Syria underlined that the armed terrorist groups in Syria “recruit children and force them to take up weapons and to participate in battles against the Syrian Army and state.”

In a statement published on Monday, the Committee pointed out that these acts contradict the international law that prohibits mustering or recruiting children under fifteen in forces or armed groups and considers misusing them in conflicts as a crime whether through the direct participation in battles or through reconnaissance, espionage and disobedience or using them as a means for information or camouflage.

The statement pointed out that it is important for the world to know and be informed of the practices of this “fake revolution” in Syria.

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