Colombia's FARC vow to end use of child soldiers

Commander of FARC-EP leftist guerrillas, Pastor Alape (L), arrives at the Convention Palace in Havana on February 10, 2016Colombia’s FARC rebels have promised to end recruitment of child soldiers, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict. At talks in Cuba, the leftist guerrilla group had already pledged to stop recruiting fighters under 17, but the Colombian government said that did not go far enough. International authorities and rights groups define any member of a force under the age of 18 as a child soldier.

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