ISIS Child Recruits Train in Raqqa

ISIS yesterday released a new video of kids in Raqqa training to be fighters and snipers. In it, they talk about the Crusaders, defeating opposing forces and threaten to kill President Obama. The physical training is almost the same as in the adult training videos.

What's unusual is that some of these kids these do not appear to be children of ISIS sympathizers, but Syrian kids who were traumatized by the Bashar regime. [More...]

Check out this video from 2013.

And compare it to this photo of one of the kids in the training video.

Some ISIS supporters on Twitter claim they are the same person. Others say they aren't. The video of the child fighters has been taken down from You Tube but I saved a copy when I first saw it yesterday, and the voices of the two are very similar. So are their teeth:

Is ISIS further victimizing kids whose lives were torn apart by the Regime and turning them into killers and haters?

Here's another video of a child who lost everything due to the Bashar regime. He looks a lot like one of the kids in the training video (nose, mouth.) I don't think it's as much of a match as the first example, but I think it's close enough to mention.

The video of the training camp is 15 minutes long. The kids do just about everything they do in the adult camps. They are divided into two units, one with brown uniforms and one with blue.

At one point, they even do an Abu Wahib trick of running with a rifle, doing a somersault and getting up with the gun in place. There's only 1 adult trainer I could see in the video.

The kids seem to be of varied nationalities:

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    This is so sad. (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by desertswine on Tue Jun 16, 2015 at 10:35:10 PM EST

    Poor babes (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 11:43:19 AM EST

    if any more reason was needed to put an end (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 05:00:04 PM EST
    to this group, I'd say this about does it. the ones who get captured, treat as war criminals, send them to the hague to be tried.

    Put an End ? (none / 0) (#4)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 04:29:03 PM EST
    I am positive if we could actually end it we would, like yesterday.

    The problem is exactly this, we don't have the fortitude to fight a war over generations, they are preparing and will be ready for it.

    This is why we should stay out, we cannot defeat them, we have tried, and failed.  Even if they get everything they want, they aren't going to stop, they can't, there is a generation who is, and will continue to be programmed to do nothing but wage war.

    They are the modern day Spartans, the real ones, not the Hollywood versions.