A file photo taken on Feb. 10, 2015 shows young boys, child soldiers, preparing to lay down their arms at a ceremony of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in Pibor overseen by UNICEF and partners. AFP PHOTO / CHARLES LOMODONG
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Sudan has freed 21 child soldiers who were captured in war-torn Darfur last year during fighting between government troops and rebels, the United Nations said Thursday.The child soldiers were captured in Darfur in 2015 during fighting between government troops and the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).In August, talks in Addis Ababa between Khartoum and rebels on a ceasefire in Darfur and two other conflict zones failed, with an African Union mediating panel blaming insurgent groups JEM and Sudan Liberation Army-Minnawi.
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