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Mali Islamist groups recruiting child soldiers: HRW

[JURIST] Three armed Islamist groups in northern Mali are abusing the local population and employing child soldiers [press release], Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Tuesday. According to interviews that HRW conducted over the past several weeks, three rebel groups, Ansar Dine, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), have repressed and abused the local population while enforcing Sharia law. HRW's report evidences that the three rebel groups...

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