ISIS Kidnaps 120 Iraqi Children From School
‘Orphanage’: These innocent youngsters are members of a so-called ‘ISIS orphanage’ based in Mosul, Iraq. (Daily Mail)
Islamic State militants kidnapped 120 Iraqi children from school in Mosul and transported the kids to an unknown location.
The Times of Israel reported:
The Islamic State group has abducted 120 schoolchildren in the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul, it was reported Sunday, and has transported the kids to an unknown location.
According to Iraqi sources quoted by the German DPA wire service, the children, aged 12-15, were reportedly snatched from their classrooms and loaded on military vehicles by the Islamist extremists.
According to local reports, the abducted children were taken by IS to be trained as fighters for the terror group. The children of wealthy families are said to be ransomed back to their families for significant sums that can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On Saturday, Islamic State fighters launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s largest, a senior army officer said. The jihadist group claimed it broke in but the Iraqi army said the site, which has been the scene of fierce battles since IS swept across the region last year, remained under its control.
The Islamic State group launched a massive offensive on northwestern Iraq in June and swept across much of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland within days.
Counter-terror and other forces tasked with protecting the vital Baiji refinery held out and remained besieged for months.
ISIS held several training sessions over the past year teaching children how to butcher infidels.