ISIS Enlisting Child Soldiers on Massive Scale

(AP) Zeina Karam and Vivian Salama - Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. They are members of the Islamic Police. Across the vast region under IS control, the group is actively conscripting children for battle, according to independent experts and human rights groups. A UN panel investigating war crimes in Syria concluded that in its enlistment of children for active combat roles, the Islamic State is perpetrating abuses and war crimes on a massive scale "in a systematic and organized manner."

2014-11-28 00:00:00

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