Saudi Arabia Recruits Child Soldiers to Fight in Yemen: Report - World news - Tasnim News Agency: Almost all of the Sudanese mercenaries recruited by the oil-rich kingdom appear to have come from the impoverished and battle-scarred region of Darfur, the New York Times reported on Friday.
It added that Saudi Arabia used its oil wealth to outsource the war, mainly by hiring tens of thousands of “desperate survivors of the conflict in Darfur to fight, many of them children.”
The majority of the fighters are said to belong to the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, who were blamed for the systematic rape of women and girls, indiscriminate killing and other war crimes during Darfur’s conflict.
Sudanese militias are commanded by Saudi and Emirati military officials “via remote control,” as they want to keep a safe distance from the front, the bombshell report said.
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