Posts Tagged ‘ child soldiers ’

Child Soldiers Taken By ISIS Reveal How They Were Told To Kill Their Parents

Jan 15th, 2016 | By

Former ISIS child soldiers have revealed how the jihadi group snatch young boys from their families and subject them to savage punishments if they refuse to become child soldiers. One 11-year-old boy, known only as Nouri, had one of his legs broken after he refused to become a ‘cub of the caliphate.’

Children Undergo Military Training In ISIS Video, Vow To Conquer Rome

Jul 28th, 2015 | By

In a video-clip released by ISIS in Dijlah Province, Iraq, children are shown undergoing military training, including hand combat, shooting, and simulations of prisoner taking. One of them says: “I swear, we shall conquer Rome, shatter your crosses, and take your women captive. Another child grabs a rifle, saying: “Give me my gun, I am done talking… We are coming to Rome, Allah willing.”

UNICEF Reports Children Beheaded In African War

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

“More and more children are being recruited into armed groups, and they are also being directly targeted in atrocious revenge attacks. Targeted attacks against children are a violation of international humanitarian and human rights law and must stop immediately. Concrete action is needed now to prevent violence against children.”

Video: Children soldiers fighting with Obama supported FSA in Syria

Dec 27th, 2013 | By
Omran is one of the child soldiers of the Obama supported FSA

In a video made to recruit young children to fight for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) boys as young as 8-years-old with AK-47’s are interviewed. One cries as he is told a friend has been killed. One of the young boys in the video is ask why he is fighting. He responds: “By Allah, this is Jihad for the sake of Allah. For martyrdom.”