More than 300 child soldiers have been released in South Sudan's war-torn region of Yambio, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
The aid agency said the initiative was under a programme to help reintegrate them into society.
Of the 311 children freed by armed groups, 87 were girls, the UN Mission in South Sudan said.
South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
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