They have always been an available resource for any fighting force. You just get them, train them how to kill, brainwash them and show them who to kill and they will willingly do that! And of course you don't have to pay them!
Am talking about children in wars and conflicts. They have always been used around the world: the LRA in Uganda, the Tamil Tigers, anywhere, you name it.
The Sudan is still abusing children. The Report by UN Secretary General report accused the SPLA and the government of Sudan of abusing children, enlisting them as child soldiers and of widespread sexual abuse.
This things must stop. Children should be in schools, not the battle fields. How can the world prevent such abuses from happening? The government should respect the rights of children.