By Almigdad Mojalli

SANAA, 18 February 2015 (IRIN) - The coming to power of northern rebels in Yemen could derail moves to end the use of child soldiers in the country.

Last month the Houthi rebel group forced the government to resign and appointed a new parliament – which has been declared illegitimate by the UN.

The Houthi movement, like many Yemeni rebel groups, has long been accused of routinely using children in its ranks. A 2010 report from the UN found that “as many as half of th...


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