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Unformatted text preview: may have given some advantages to the RUF during the Sierra Leone Civil War but these advantages were not worth the price of having children exploited through inhuman acts like killing, doing drugs, and girl soldiers being forced to marry their leaders. When the RUF attacked a village they would brutalize it, killing most of the civilian population and abducting hundreds of children. Innocent men and women were killed in their homes and on the street, burned alive, thrown from buildings, and even used as shields. Some civilians had their arms or legs cut off with machetes or their hands crushed with hammers. The children were snatched from their parents and forced to become soldiers, and to ensure their loyalty, the RUF would then force their new recruits to take drugs and commit an atrocity against their own family or community (Ashby s11)....
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- Spring '08