ISIS has released a set of photos on social media featuring young children learning to use assault rifles such as AK47s. The children appeal to be about 10 years old and are shown wearing full combat gear and masks as they are trained to kill.
The terrorist organization is reportedly using the children in battle in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS’ abuse of children has been documented for months. In September, CNN released a report of a 13-year-old boy who had escaped an ISIS camp and said he had witnessed beheadings, stonings and a crucifixion.
"When we go to the mosque, they order us to come the next day at a specific time and place to [watch] heads cut off, lashings or stonings. We saw a young man who did not fast for Ramadan, so they crucified him for three days, and we saw a woman being stoned [to death] because she committed adultery,” he said.
Publication date: December 9, 2014