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Ambon’s Child Soldiers: “I Can’t Remember How Many I Killed… Aged 10”

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Ambon’s Child Soldiers: “I Can’t Remember How Many I Killed… Aged 10”

The Ambon conflict that erupted in 1999 is painful to remember.

Following the political and economic instability of the Asian financial crisis, ethno-religious tensions erupted in Maluku, with serious outbreaks of violence in Ambon.

This BBC segment follows the story of two men who were once child soldiers for opposing Christian and Islamist militia groups. Ronald Regan and Iksander Slameth were in the thick of the fighting as children. When the conflict finished, and only sadness for childhood memories, support groups for child soldiers were set up.

It was here that they found Unity in Diversity trumps all.

Watch the incredible BBC story of Ambon’s Child Soldiers, then and now…



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