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    Nepal child soldiers to leave UN camps - 07 Jan 10

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    As teenagers, they were recruited to fight in a civil war, often against their will.

    Now, thousands of former child soldiers in Nepal will be discharged from UN-monitored detention camps.

    The initial release is the first which will ultimately see thousands of former Maoist rebels reintegrate into civil society - marking a crucial chapter in the country's peace process.

    Gerald Tan reports.