Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ISIS Child Soldiers

ISIS Child Terrorist

The Islamic State (ISIS) group has trained more than 400 children in Syria as fighters in 2015 alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday.

Calling them "Cubs of the Caliphate," the jihadist group provides intense military and religious training to children throughout its areas of control in Syria, the Britain-based monitor said, according to AFP.

Sleek videos published by ISIS-affiliated accounts show boys - some appearing to be as young as eight years old - loading and firing guns and crawling through sandy brush as part of military training.

The footage also shows children gathered around a table studying religious texts.

Once the boys turn 15, they are given the option to become full-fledged fighters with salaries, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

"ISIS officials try to woo children with money, weapons and teaching them how to drive cars," he said.

He said the children aren't forced to fight, but "since there are no (non-ISIS) schools, no work, this is what kids do during the day."
Reportedly, some children are recruited for more violent assignments.


Wireless.Phil said...

That thing will come back and knock the kid right in the head.

Child soldiers are nothing new.
What war hasn't had them.
Most were tricked into carrying bombs to kill our soldiers.
Soldiers killed them first, then the
Mỹ Lai Massacre in Vietnam, all Nam vets paid for that once back home.

Wireless.Phil said...

Looking for weapons tyoe in Uganda (westerners warned)

I ran across this.

Child Soldiers - Africa - Guerilla Warfare - Kenya ...

The New York Times
Apr 29, 2007 - The Mozambicans learned that children were the perfect weapon: easily ... In Uganda, the latest in a series of peace talks — none successful so far .... Silence Falls on Chicago Trading Pits, a Working-Class Portal Also Closes.



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