the technial term for child solder is that they are under the age of 18 and they are used as fighter, cooks or worse. suicide bombers and meat shields.
since 2011 Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, Thailand, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. have reported using child soldiers.
it has taken 15 years but nearly every country know has child solders violence.
the most common places know to have child forces fighting actively is in the middle east and certain areas of Africa.
a story from a marine relates the how they use children to change our will and see if we will kill a child who was taught this is ok to kill us. its a strategy using morale and human instinct to not kill a child but the child will not know this and is taught to shoot on site.
the children go through intense training since they can hold a gun and are taught to ruthless killers and not to show fear, have fear or show mercy.