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Underage ‘martyrs’: Recruiting child soldiers in Yemen

In Yemen, families send their children to so-called summer camps. There, adolescents are given combat training and taught why they should fight for God. Both government forces and Houthi rebels use child soldiers.

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8 Mar 2021
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20 Mar 2021
Protesters have reportedly withdrawn peacefully from the palace, where the cabinet is installed, after negotiations with the police.
27 Mar 2021
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17 May 2021
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21 Jun 2021
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