ISIL terrorists abducted more than 180 children in the Iraqi city of Mosul over the past few days, an Iraqi Kurdish official says.
Saeed Mamouzini, a senior official from the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Democrat Party (KDP), said on Saturday that the children, aged between 10 and 15, have been transferred to the ISIL military camps in the city of Mosul to receive training.
“During the past few days, ISIL militants kidnapped 182 children from the city of Mosul… The children were transferred to centers for ideological training, weapons and suicide operations,” media outlets quoted Mamouzini as saying.
Latest figures show the militant group has abducted about 1,500 children since capturing the city over a year ago.
The group uses children in both Syria and Iraq to carry out terrorist attacks and executions.
Some videos released by the ISIL terrorists show children or teenagers executing captured soldiers and civilians.
Media reports also indicate that the ISIL terrorist group is teaching children to carry out beheadings by showing them gruesome videos of decapitations in training camps.
The militant group is also currently recruiting teenagers and children in the areas under its control in Syria and Iraq by offering them gifts or threatening and brainwashing them.
The children undergo military training, and are given hard-line indoctrination following their recruitment.
Violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIL launched its deadly terror campaign in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The ISIL terrorist group has gained notoriety for its barbarity, heinous atrocities, and sacrilegious acts. Its militants have been accused of committing gross human rights violations and war crimes in areas they control in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
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