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Child Soldiers - Children in Combat Agnes was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army when she was ten years old. When Agnes was eleven, she was forced to kill another child in order to live. Agnes was sexually assaulted at the age of twelve, and was taken as one of the rebel commanders ‘wives’. When Agnes was thirteen years old, she was able to escape the army barrack. Agnes was later reunited with her sister (Child Soldier’s Stories). Agnes shares the joy of seeing her family again, which a number of child soldiers will never get to go again. “She was jumping up and down and raced to hug me. The rest of the family raced over. I was crying, she was crying, we were all crying (Agnes)." Juliet was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army when she was twelve years old. When…show more content…
Countries that reported the use of child soldiers in 2011 include Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Thailand, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (11 Facts About Child Soldiers). The age of child soldiers varies greatly. Some of the children who are recruited to be child soldiers are under the age of ten. Most of the child soldier volunteers are around the age of sixteen or seventeen years old. Some children are under the age of ten when they are forced to serve. All of the children who are child soldiers are under the age of eighteen years old (Children as Soldiers). What are child soldiers used for? Children are used for armed combat, raids, fighting, cooking, suicide bombers, human shields, messengers, spies, and for sexual purposes (11 Facts About Child Soldiers). What happens to child soldiers? In the last ten years, two million children have been killed, over one million children have been orphaned, over six million children have been seriously injured or permanently disabled, and over ten million children have been left with serious psychological trauma (Children in

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