Colombia Child Soldiers

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Thousands of children have been forced to fight in Colombia's 50-year conflict between left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and a beleaguered state. Now with peace talks underway the scale and plight of child combatants is emerging.

With rare access to the government's rehabilitation programme Tom Esslemont meets children as they attempt to find their way to back to their families and society.

(Image: A Colombian boy shows what life was like as a child soldier. BBC Copyright)

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Thu 14 Nov 2013 20:06 GMT

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