(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dozens of child soldiers are expected to be released from Colombia’s FARC rebel group in the coming weeks as part of a peace deal that ended one of the world’s longest-running civil wars. Under a November peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ending 52-years of war, the rebels pledged to free all its remaining child fighters, mostly aged 16 and 17. The government and rebel commanders agreed last week that child combatants would be released once around 5,500 FARC fighters have moved to designated areas across Colombia where they will hand in their weapons over the next six months.