An SPLA child soldier holds a gun at Rumbek, South Sudan.
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More than 300 child soldiers have been released in South Sudan's war-torn region of Yambio under a program to help reintegrate them into society, the U.N. said Wednesday.Of the 311 children freed by armed groups, 87 are girls, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan said.The United Nations peacekeeping force, acting in unison with the U.N. children's agency UNICEF, is presently negotiating for the release of child soldiers in other regions, particularly in the east and north of the country.
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