ISIS Fighters Get Ultimatum in Syria Prison Standoff

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia demanded that about 60 ISIS militants, still holed up in a prison a week after they attacked it, give themselves up or risk being killed.

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Boys Held as Hostages by ISIS Worry Rights Activists

About 700 boys have been held for years in a prison in Syria because their parents joined the Islamic State. Now their lives are in danger.

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Children Trapped by Colombia’s War, Five Years After Peace Deal

Despite a 2016 peace deal with the FARC, Colombia’s long internal conflict continues. Seldom has that been as evident as this month, when the government bombed a rebel camp full of young people.

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Colombian Official Refuses to Say if Children Were Killed in Attack on Rebels

Youths were present, the defense minister said, calling them “machines of war,” but he would not give the ages of the dead. Reports that minors were killed outraged a war-weary public.

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