Nine-year-old girl in record release of South Sudan child soldiers

March 23, 2015 4:59 PM

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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A nine-year-old girl was among hundreds of child soldiers freed in South Sudan over the last three days, part of the largest ever release of child fighters in the world's youngest nation, the United Nations said on Monday.

It is the third release by the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction since its leader David Yau Yau signed a peace deal with the government in May.

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