A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP
A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP

Pressure from Pentagon led to US State Department removing Myanmar and Iraq from list of countries employing child soldiers

Foreign militaries on the list can face sanctions including a prohibition on receiving US military aid, training and US-made weapons unless the White House issues a waiver

A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP
A child soldier from Myanmar’s Karen National Union movement. Photo: AFP
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