Children continue to be used in conflict

Children in Afghanistan are being recruited into the army and used as suicide bombers by anti-government groups.

Ban-Ki-moon

Ban-Ki-moon

That’s according to the United Nations Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict on Afghanistan released on Monday.

But anti-government troops are not the only ones using children, according to Mr. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman, Martin Nesirky.

“Children are also being recruited by the Afghan National Security Forces, despite the official government policy.”

A report on Chad issued the same day, praised the return or release of a large number of children from armed groups.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ban Ki-moon is in Quito, Ecuador in a show of support for President Rafael Correa.

Correa was attacked last September while trying to intervene in the middle of a police riot.

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