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Colombia: FARC announced they will no longer recruit under 18s

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia: FARC) have released the first of an estimated 2,000 child soldiers from within its ranks. Last week, it declared its intention to stop recruiting under 18s.

Sources: El país, Farc anuncian que ya no reclutarán a menores de 18 año, 10th February 2016; Colombia Reports, FARC releases 1st of estimated 2000 child soldiers, 22nd February 2016