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S. Sudan govt, rebels abducted hundreds of children to fight in past month : Unicef

South Sudan's army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country's devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN children's agency said Friday.

veitch2South Sudan’s army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country’s devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN children’s agency said Friday.

“We have received credible and in some instances verifiable information that forces aligned with the government and opposition have abducted or coerced hundreds of children into their ranks in the past month alone,” said UNICEF representative in the country Jonathan Veitch.