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Sri Lanka's child soldiers
Sri Lanka opens facilities to rehabilitate the island-nation's former child soldiers.
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2009 16:56 GMT

Following the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009, a   government rehabilitation programme is under way in Sri Lanka to help those who became child soldiers during the war and just months ago were fighting against government troops.

Al Jazeera's Tom Metcalfe reports.

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