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Somalia factions accused of using children
Human Rights Watch report singles out al-Shabab for committing some of the worst abuses.
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 03:01

Somalia's warring factions have been accused of drawing children into the ongoing conflict - to fight, as spies, or as human shields.

A Human Rights Watch report says schools are used to store weapons or as bases to fight from.

The report singles out al-Shabab for committing some of the worst abuses.

The Islamist group has at times even celebrated the role that children play in its organisation.

Peter Greste reports from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Al Jazeera
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