US backed Saudis hire African Child Soldiers in Yemen Invasion

Saudi-led coalition accused of using Sudanese child mercenaries ‘like firewood’ to fuel Yemen war
Saudi-led coalition accused of using Sudanese child mercenaries ‘like firewood’ to fuel Yemen war
 by  AndreeaCampeanu,   .. shared with thanks
by RT     The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is recruiting Sudanese child soldiers from war-torn Darfur to serve on the front lines, according to a new report claiming children as young as 14 comprise up to 40 percent of some units.

Reports from Sudanese soldiers who’ve returned from Yemen indicate up to 14,000 Sudanese have been fighting for the Saudi-led coalition. Most hail from Darfur, a region still mired in chaos after a prolonged and bloody war that saw 300,000 people killed and 1.2 million displaced from their homes, and many are children, according to a shocking report from the New York Times.

So few are opportunities in war-torn Darfur that some families actually bribe militia officers to take their sons to fight in Yemen, according to the report. The Times interviewed five fighters returning from Yemen who confirmed children as young as 14 comprised at least a fifth of their units. Two soldiers said the proportion was closer to 40 percent. Continue reading “US backed Saudis hire African Child Soldiers in Yemen Invasion”

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