1,400 abducted Yazidi children training by ISIS for suicide attacks

Speaking at a news conference, Qaedi also said that 400 Yazidi children who have been displaced from their hometowns in Sanjar and Bashiqa suffer mental and other diseases.

He added that the ISIS has kidnapped 3,770 Yazidis after 2,640 of the abducted population were taken back from the terrorist group in the past two years.

As the ISIL loses control over one city after another in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on its captives, taking the Yazidis deeper into its territory.

Thousands of Kurdish-speaking Yazidis were taken prisoner and thousands more were massacred when ISIL terrorists overran their Northern Iraqi villages in August 2014. Since then, the Yazidi captives, specially women and children, have been conscripted into sexual slavery and used as human shields and suicide bombers, FNA reported.

Meanwhile, Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation said on Thursday that reports show ISIS terrorists are training children and women to carry out suicide attacks in the Syrian flashpoint city of Aleppo.‌

“We received reports indicating that the terrorists are training children and women to carry out suicide attacks,” said the commander of the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, Lt. Gen. Sergei Chvarkov, Sputnik reported.

According to Chvarkov, “the terrorists are attempting to prevent local residents from leaving the Eastern part of Aleppo, threatening people with public executions.

“The Russian general also said some 372 civilians including 76 children have left militant-controlled parts of Syria’s Aleppo through humanitarian corridors established by Moscow and Damascus.

“At this point, 372 civilians, including 76 children, have left areas in Aleppo controlled by illegal armed groups while 94 militants have surrendered,” Chvarkov said.

At the weekend, Moscow and Damascus commenced a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo, partially controlled by Fatah al Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front), opening escape routes for civilians and for militants wishing to lay down arms.

Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous terrorist groups, FNA reported.

By American Herald Tribune