A youth troop in any other name is STILL a child soldier. These youngsters are forcibly killing innocent women, old men AND their peers againt their WILL. Mad men i.e adults are doing this to them. They are abducting[sp]/kidnapping these children from their villages....starving them as a psychological mechanicsm to breakdown their will....while doping them with drugs as a dulling component to encourage them to commit the most heinous crimes. UNICEF [and other like organizations] are working endlessly to get these children in these torn lawless countries AWAY in safe areas before these cowardice heartless rebels get to them first. Children as young as 2 years ago are snatched from their families...split into two groups: the boys i.e. soldiers, the girls i.e. sexual beings soley for the enjoyment of the men who took them. In addition, these young girls [as young as five years old] also run behind boy soldiers during combat to keep them armed with weapon accessories i.e. guns, knives, ammunition. These children are walking zombies cuz every thing humane has been murdered inside them. They grow up to feel that violence conquers all, if in fact they grow up at all-usually NOT the case. So really you can call them the walking dead. All because these adult monsters stole their childhood-stopping any form of quality of life for them. And to me that's a crime that sentencing should be the DEATH PENALTY. Bottom line.