ISIS’ media wing released a new video yesterday from Iraq’s Dijla province. For weeks we’ve been telling you about ISIS’ sick new trend of using children in their videos. Usually those children are under the supervision of elders, however in this video titled “The Cubs of Dijla” features only young boys – some as young as three!
“Where are the martrys? Where are the suicide attackers?” a young boy asks “Give me my weapon,” he yells while holding a massive rifle he later fires.
The children in the video shout Quran passages and recite long monologues to help ferment more support for the terror organization.
The video runs about nine and a half minutes and also includes clips of children in classrooms learning about Sharia law as well as performing military exercises outside with rifles.
We will update this story when we receive a copy of the video.
ISIS’s official media wing in Iraq’s Dijla province released a new video Wednesday that boasts the terror group’s boy fighters and ups the ante of a bellicose propaganda campaign championing child soldiers.
The video, called “The Cubs of Dijla” in a reference to the young boys being indoctrinated and groomed to fight, shows children as the clip’s primary speakers. They deliver monologues and recite verses of the Quran, marking the first time the Islamic State has depicted boys—one as young as three—speaking at length directly into the camera.
“Where are the martrys? Where are the suicide attackers?” a young boy asks, urging Muslims and Arabs to stop talking and start acting. “Give me my weapon,” he declares as he grabs a gun almost as long as his body. He later fires the rifle.