VOA Connect: Children of Islamic State

"I was nine years old when I was with them. Now I am 12 years old. They used to show us videos on how to fight and carry out suicide bombings."
In 2015, Islamic State declared a new branch, Wilayat e Khorasan or Islamic State Khorasan – ISK. ISK recruited from existing extremist groups, including the Taliban and al Qaida. They also recruited children.

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