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Children soldiers - "time bomb": They brainwash them, then send them to the front

None of the conflicting parties shy away from that practice, but a far larger number of children are still being recruited by Houthi people, writes DW.
Samir was eventually killed. The 15-year-old paid with his life for the desire to fight on the side of the Houthis in the civil war that is being fought in Yemen.

Over 18,000 terrorists neutralized in 6 years: Defense chief

Turkish security forces have neutralized more than 18,000 terrorists since July 24, 2015, the national defense minister said on June 25. 

Hulusi Akar, accompanied by Land Forces Commander Gen. Ümit Dündar, Naval Forces Admiral Adnan Özbal and Air Forces Commander Gen. Hasan Küçükakyüz visited a military base in the eastern province of Malatya.

Iran opens presidential vote with ultraconservative tipped to win

Iran's supreme leader opened a presidential election on June 17 in which ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is seen as all but certain to coast to victory over his vetted rivals.

After a lacklustre campaign, turnout is expected to plummet to a new low in a country exhausted by a punishing regime of US economic sanctions that dashed hopes for a brighter future.

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