U.N. secures pledge to free 3,000 South Sudan child soldiers

January 27, 2015 2:11 PM

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called "one of the largest ever demobilizations of children".

The children, aged between 11 and 17, were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction, led by David Yau Yau, and some had been fighting for almost four years.

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