(OSRSG-CAAC) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, welcomes the release of 21 children detained by Sudanese authorities for their association with armed groups. The boys had been captured during military operations in Darfur and were detained in Khartoum, in some cases since April 2015. The Special Representative met the children in March 2016 and advocated for their release.