Children talk to news channel al-Mawsleya and retell the injustice suffered under ISIS. One child even retells the heartbreaking story of how his father was killed by an ISIS-planted IED.
These stories highlight the nefarious effect that ISIS is having on Iraq’s youth. Al Shahid has previously reported on ideological and military indoctrination of children throughout Iraq by the group, in particular how they teach children to make bombs and carry out suicide operations.
One child was even arrested in Kirkuk province in August for hiding a bomb under his football shirt, intending to detonate it in a crowded area.