Inside the cubs’ den: How ISIS trains its child soldiers

A 14-year-old Yazidi boy who spent nearly five months in an ISIS training camp before escaping has revealed the details of his training and indoctrination, apparently designed to undermined their innocence and sense of humanity.

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The boy, who was renamed Yahya after being abducted by Islamic State militants, says he and the other “cubs” – young boys in IS training – underwent eight to 10 hours of training a day. This training primarily consisted of exercise, weapons training, and studying the Quran. MORE>>>> Inside the cubs’ den: How ISIS trains its child soldiers

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Kofoworola Awojobi

Kofoworola Awojobi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. A medical doctor, he had always tended towards getting more atuned to the hidden truths that defines our very existence. He follows world politics avidly in a manner acompanied by self-reflection.

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