This video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the Cubs of Zarqawi — a youth camp run by ISIS, the offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Al-Qaeda has long been known to be expanding its recruitment of kids, particularly across central Asia and in places where children are more vulnerable such as Iraq and Syria. The kids are trained for suicide bombings, conducting executions, higher roles in the terror group, and as recruiters for bringing in more kids. There’s no evidence that this recruitment has abated at all, even when President Obama has claimed over the past year that al-Qaeda is decimated.
— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) January 3, 2014