Children of Terror: ISIL Behead Kurdish Children
New horrific evidence of ISIS embroiling children in their religious war has emerged.
Refugees fleeing the fighting in the battle-stricken border town of Kobane, Syria, have told of how ISIL fighters are beheading children in their bloodthirsty siege; whilst in Kazakhstan, ISIL have released a propaganda video showing children being trained as fighters.
“They were beheading people – we heard that they were even beheading children,” a young woman fleeing the fighting in Kobane told the Sunday Times. “We ran.”
Her words are echoed by Zawa, a new mother who gave birth to her daughter, Shirin, whilst deserting Kobane. The young mother crossed first into nearby Turkey, and then on into Iraq. “There was no choice,” says Zawa. “We had to do it.”
According to the Times, the war in Syria has created over 3 million refugees since 2011, half of whom are children. Save the Children, who operates in the region, are now appealing for more help to provide food and shelter. Justin Forsyth, Save the Children’s chief executive said “Millions of terrified children have lost their parents, brothers, sisters, friends, homes and normality through no fault of their own. Many don’t have any memories left of what a normal childhood, free from war should look like.”