- Iraqi security forces saved an ISIS child suicide bomber from detonating the bomb which could have killed him and others
- It was reported that ISIS is starting to recruit children to carry out its brutal executions in the public
- Prior the arrest of the boy, another child suicide bomber successfully detonated a bomb in wedding party in Turkey
An ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) child suicide bomber aged 12 or 13 was stopped by Iraqi security forces who removed the child’s explosive belt before he could detonate it and blow himself up into pieces.
According to police, the young boy burst into tears when he was put into detention yesterday by Iraqi police in the city of Kirkuk, north of Baghdad.
The boy was reportedly wearing a Barcelona football shirt with a design written at the back ‘FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi’.
The arrest happened 24 hours after another child suicide bomber detonated a bomb that killed him, other 50 people, and injured 100 more during a wedding party in Turkey.
Authorities start to fear that the terrorist group is starting to recruit children to be used for suicide bombing or other deadly attacks led by ISIS. Last Sunday, it was reported that two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Kirkuk.
“There is a dangerous campaign tonight against Kirkuk,” said an Iraqi security official.
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According to police reports, the boy was supposed to detonate the bomb outside a Shia mosque. Fortunately, the Iraqi police arrived in time and detonated the bomb safely away from the public.
Further, authorities assume that the attacks from the terrorist group were done due to the successful military offensives by Peshmerga forces against ISIS.
ISIS had released an application which teaches the Arabic alphabet using cartoon images of weaponry to its children recruits called ‘cubs of the caliphate’. Some of the images used by ISIS were tanks, swords, and ammunition. Through this, the children will be able to remember certain letters.
This move by ISIS is aimed at indoctrinating the children in areas of Iraq and Syria in which the presence of the group is strong. After this, the children will be trained and ordered to carry out brutal executions in the name of ISIS. – Kami Media