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Military and War
Crisis Childhood

Jaffar and Abdullah are only teenagers, but they’ve already been to war, fighting alongside ISIS-affiliated militants in the southern Philippines. It wasn’t their choice though. The teens’ relatives sold them to the Abu Sayyaf extremist group for less than $500 . The boys took part in the battle of Marawi before surrendering to government forces. A year after the traumatic events, ex-child soldiers describe the horrors they lived through, while they struggle to build new lives.

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