Islamic State Group Releases Video Of Child Soldiers Training With Guns

| by Michael Allen

A new video by Islamic State group called, “The Cubs of Dijla,” was released on July 22 and reportedly features child soldiers asking for guns and training with rifles.

The boys recite passages from the Quran and make speeches into the camera during the pint-sized propaganda effort, notes Vocativ.

The kids are clearly indoctrinated by the Islamic State terrorists, but the conservative news site called them "brats."

In the nearly 10-minute video, one boy reportedly states, "Where are the martyrs? Where are the suicide attackers?” He calls for a weapon, which is almost as big as he is, and later fires the gun.

The video also shows kids learning about the group's interpretation of Sharia law in a classroom, and dressed in military garb while rehearsing drills with rifles.

Vocativ did not publish the video or provide links.

The Associated Press reported this week that children were being trained by Islamic State on how to behead people by practicing with dolls.

"Then they taught me how to hold the sword, and they told me how to hit," a 14-year-old boy, who escaped a terrorist training camp, told AP. "They told me it was the head of the infidels."

He adds: "I was forced to do that. (The trainer) said that if I didn't do it, he'd shoot me. They ... told us it would make us tougher. They beat us everywhere with their fists."

Sources: Vocativ, Catholic Online,, AP / Image Credit: Yo/Wikimedia Commons