Kahlan demonstrates how to use a weapon at a camp for displaced people in Marib where he took shelter with his family.
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At the age of 13, Mohammad was an unflinching fighter for Yemen's Houthi rebels.Mohammad was among 18 former child soldiers interviewed by the Associated Press who described the Houthis' efficiency in recruiting boys as young as 10 to fight in the war against a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States.The Houthis have inducted 18,000 child soldiers into their army since the beginning of the war in 2014, a senior Houthi military official acknowledged to the Associated Press. More than 6,000 children have died or been maimed in the war, the U.N. children's agency reported in October, but it could not determine how many were combatants.The AP interviewed the former child soldiers at displacement camps and a Saudi-funded rehabilitation center in the city of Marib, which is controlled by the coalition. They came to Marib after slipping away from rebel forces or being captured by coalition units.
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