ISIS Expanding Training Camps, Recruiting Children

The Islamic State group is preparing more than 500 children for suicide and combat missions against American and other targets in Afghanistan, U.S. intelligence and military officials say.
The terrorist organization centered in Iraq and Syria is targeting local government officials and Taliban forces as well as American forces, the officials and local residents told American Media Institute.
The camps and madrassas — Islamic religious schools — were established by the Islamic State group last year in the area of Bandar, in Achin District, in the south of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.
Initially, the Islamic State group recruited more than 50 children, some as young as 6 years old, but the recruitment efforts have grown dramatically this year. Residents said Islamic State group recruiters are paying parents roughly $300 to $500 a month per child.
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