More cases of using kids are popping up around the world.
This can be attributed to many things..
1. Kids can get closer to targets.
2. Casualties amongst the enemy has forced them to expand recruitment to children.
Doesn't matter a kid with a rifle will kill you just as easily as a 90 year old can kill you with an 16th Century matchlock.
If caught they will likely be easier to re-educate.
We can feel sorry for them.
It will be rougher on those who kill them in battle.
Past that... oh well... its war.