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Child soldiers increasingly recruited in Syria: charity

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Children are being increasingly recruited on the frontline in Syria's war, with both sides to the conflict using boys as soldiers and even human shields, a British charity said on Wednesday. 

A Syrian youth holds an AK-47 assault rifle as he takes part in military training with the rebels on January 23, 2013 at a former school turned into a "military academy" in Tlaleen in the northern Syria's Aleppo province. Children are being increasingly recruited on the frontline in Syria's war, with both sides to the conflict using boys as soldiers and even human shields, a British charity said.

Save the Children said in a report marking two years of violence in Syria that two million children were innocent victims of the bloody conflict that the United Nations says has cost at least 70,000 lives.

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