The Iraqi Independent Commission for Human Rights claims that Islamic State (IS) militants have been training children to become suicide bombers.
Member of the commission Fadhil Kharawi, on Sunday told reporters in Baghdad that in the last seven months in the northern city of Mosul, IS have opened training bases to train children and use them as suicide bombers.
“Since last November, IS militants have trained more than a thousand children to become suicide bombers,” said Kharawi.
He revealed that the insurgents have opened an institution in Mosul, dedicated to brainwashing children and training them as soldiers.
In the months since IS took control of large swathes of Syria and Iraq, the group has released videos of children in training camps. In a 2014 film, a child reported to be a 10 year old who joined IS with his Kazakh parents, shot dead two Russian hostages accused of being spies for the Assad regime.