Islamic State's Child Soldiers First Come the Sweets, Then the Beheadings

The Islamic State is holding thousands of young boys captive in Syria and Iraq, where it is teaching them the Koran and how to become deadly child soldiers. By Katrin Kuntz
Brothers Ahmed (left) and Amir

Brothers Ahmed (left) and Amir

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Traumatized child Wahad

Traumatized child Wahad

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