New York, July 20 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is reportedly imparting beheading lessons to child recruits by asking them to behead dolls, in a bid to raise the next generation of fighters for the self-styled caliphate.
Over 120 boys, all abducted from Iraq’s minority Yazidi community, are attending the training camps run by the terror outfit. They are first shown beheading videos and told that they would perform it someday. In order to practise the technique, each boy is given a doll and a sword and asked to cut its head off, reported Fox News.
A 14-year-old boy, who fled the training camp, said that trainers taught him how to hold the sword and how to hit, adding, “They told me it was the head of the infidels”. He was renamed Yahya by his captors.
The ISIS is indoctrinating, re-educating dozens of young Yazidi boys, captured from northern Iraq, after forcing them to convert to Islam, as part of a concerted effort to build a new generation of militants.
The group is also believed to be recruiting teens and children using gifts, threats and brainwashing.
The ISIS claims to have hundreds of camps, where boys are turned into killers and suicide bombers.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 1,100 Syrian children, who were under 16, had joined the terror outfit this year. (ANI)