Human rights groups have long criticised the use of child soldiers by the government and rebel groups in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts.

As part of a wave of political reforms, however, the government has signed a pledge to release child soldiers from the army and reintegrate them into society.

Armed opposition groups have also signed a deal promising to stop recruiting children under the age of 18.

In interviews obtained by Al Jazeera, former child soldiers describe what they have endured.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports.

Source: Al Jazeera