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How ISIS recruits children, then kills them


Eleven-year-old Abu Imara al Omri kneels down to kiss his father’s hand; a final blessing before the boy blows himself up in a truck full of explosives.

The disturbing goodbye was captured in a series of ISIS propaganda photos last month.

Supporters of the terror group claim the boy was used to help take the village of Ghazl near Aleppo, Syria. CNN cannot verify either the authenticity of the video nor the fate of the boy.

The use of child soldiers far predates ISIS, but what concerns researchers and policymakers is that ISIS’ use of boys and girls does not follow the trends of previous conflicts.

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