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Ioannis Vrailas, Deputy Head, EU Delegation to the United Nations
U.N. gets reports of child soldiers with Syria rebels
(Reuters) - Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have been accused of using children as fighters in violation of international conventions banning the recruitment of child soldiers, a senior U.N. official said.