These boys do not play war, they were real soldiers with real guns. Mohamed Adan Udas is 12 years old, and Ahmed Hasan 15. They are part of the Somalian army and fighting in Mogadishu. Somalia army recruit boys who were older than 9 years. And instead of, like their peers around the world, have a carefree childhood, these boys grow up with Kalashnikov. Skinny, malnourished, living in ruins, and grow up too soon. Is there any hope that these children will one day live normal life, unfortunately, does not depend on them.
Somalia's Child Soldiers: Children Carry Guns for a U.S. Ally