The latest pro-Russian narrative in the war in Ukraine is that the Ukrainian army is sending children and teenagers to the frontline. To illustrate this claim, users are posting a video on Twitter that shows three young soldiers, claiming they are children. Our team were able to identify two of the three soldiers in the video. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
14 Oct 2022
In 2019 alone, militia groups recruited nearly 8000 child soldiers, some as young as six. One of the countries where children are most at risk is the Central African Republic. Deutsche Welle has visited a project aiming to rehabilitate such children.
14 Nov 2018
833 child soldiers have been released from a militia group fighting against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria.
25 Jun 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson planning to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a list denouncing the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers.