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UN in Chad to check for child soldiers

Children and Armed Conflict official to make sure youths not part of upcoming Mali peacekeeping force.

Last Modified: 12 May 2013 20:00
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Leila Zerrougui, the UN Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, is in Chad on a mission to make sure children are not being recruited into the country's army.

Chadian soldiers will make up part of a UN peacekeeping force that is due to be deployed to Mali soon. 

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports.

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