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Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq | The Guardian

Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq | The Guardian

Two former child soldiers have threatened legal action against the private security company Aegis Defence Services over psychological harm they say they suffered when the company recruited them as adults to work as mercenaries in Iraq.

The men were recruited as child soldiers in Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, which ended in 2002, their solicitor Rebekah Read of Leigh Day has told the Guardian. Years later, as adults, they were hired to work as security guards for Aegis in Iraq, she said.

Source: Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq | Global development | The Guardian