Both boys and girls are generally useful for cooking, fetching water and washing clothes for an army. They can also carry supplies and equipment. but adolescent girls may be handed over to rebel fighters as wives or sex slaves. Increasing numbers of girls go into actual combat. Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge put them at the front to take the worst of the fighting. Or girls are sent into enemy territory to act as human mine detectors or spies.
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