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Fri - 17 Aug 2018 - 11:37 AM ،،،

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 New evidence has emerged of how the Houthi armed group is actively recruiting boys as young as 15 to fight as child soldiers on the front lines of the conflict in Yemen, said Amnesty International after speaking to the families of three boys targeted by the appalling practice which violates international law. The families also confirmed the recruitment of a fourth local boy.

“It is appalling that Houthi forces are taking children away from their parents and their homes, stripping them of their childhood to put them in the line of fire where they could die,” said Samah Hadid, Deputy Director at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office.