Member of State of Law Coalition Nahla al-Hababi announced to iraqinews.com , that the Islamic State group is forcibly recruiting children, after its defeat in the battle against security forces from army, police, al-Hashd al-Shaabi and tribal fighters.
In a press statement, Hababi said, “The Islamic State group abducted 150 children from Tal Afar, and forcibly recruited them in the so-called ‘Cubs of Caliphate’.”
“The Islamic State is training children that were abducted from Tel Afar, Yazidi families and Mosul’s families to kill civilians and security members using booby-trapped vehicles and explosive belts,” Hababi added.
“The government and United Nations should prepare a rehabilitation program for these children,” she explained.
Hababi also emphasized the importance of the presence of rehabilitation centers and specialized psychiatrists to help these children.