A child soldier is a human being less than 18 years old, recruited by an army or simply participating in an armed conflict. In 1998, Christiane Amanpour talked with scarred, shell-shocked children who were abducted by Joseph Kony and forced to fight in a bizarre guerrilla war Interview conducted on 20 …

As a teenager in war-ravaged Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah was brainwashed, drugged and forced to kill. Published on 11 Jun 2003. A young person of 15 who joins an armed group can therefore be considered as an adult soldier according to his own culture. In certain societies, children are considered adults from the age of 14 or 15. An interview with an ex-child soldier in Liberia: The former "Captain War Boss" Report. Now he works to rehabilitate child soldiers. Interviews with Kony's child soldiers. » Interview with an SPDC Child Soldier » Interview with an SPDC Child Soldier The SPDC claims that there are no child soldiers in its army and has appointed a Committee to spread this story, while independent outside reports reveal the Burma Army as having more child soldiers than any other army or country in the world. Former child soldier Yangde washes at home in Pibor, South Sudan; But the boys soon found themselves thrown into frontline combat. from UN Children's Fund.