Somali government says it will investigate child soldier allegations

The US government is facing criticism for its funding of the Somali Transitional Government, after the New York Times revealed evidence that it utilizes child soldiers in its fight against Islamist militants. Human Rights Watch says Somalia is one of five countries known to employ underage soldiers, yet has received recent military assistance from the United States. US lawmakers are beginning to urge the State Department to withdraw aid to the Somali government until it can confirm it doesn’t employ child soldiers. Mohammed Yusuf reports from Nairobi.

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