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(From Agence France Presse)
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels agreed to return conscripted child soldiers and sought human rights education for its older combatants, Scandinavian truce monitors said.
The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) agreed to release the child soldiers while in talks with Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Austin Fernando and the head of the truce monitoring panel, retired Norwegian army general Trond Furuhovde.
"Whenever the LTTE comes across a case of actual underage recruitment done by members of their organisation, the LTTE local leadership will work to rectify the situation," the monitors said in a one-page statement. …