ISIS’ online videos have repeatedly featured child fighters, even showing them executing prisoners.
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ISIS recruits teen generation of soldiers with cars, cash and gunsThey look like regular ISIS militants in khaki fatigues and black bandanas, exercising and practicing combat routines. ISIS began the call to arms soon after its fighters swept through Iraq's Mosul in June to set up their caliphate, a territory straddling the Syrian border.The children include sons of foreign fighters, orphans and boys who attend mosques, ISIS schools or public beheadings, crucifixions, stonings or floggings, according to Rami Abdel-Rahman, the head of the Observatory, which documents the war through activists in Syria.ISIS isn't the only group using children in the four-year Syrian civil war.In January, a day before Kurdish fighters wrested back full control of the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, ISIS sent 140 children to that front, according to Abdel-Rahman.Skinner said that while governments are aware of the potential threat of ISIS using the next generation to ensure its legacy, they don't consider it as a problem that needs to be addressed now.
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