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Cubs of the Caliphate: rehabilitating Islamic State’s child fighters

Raya Jalabi writes for Reuters:

While children who have been through war typically draw devastating pictures of the violence they have suffered, few show themselves as the perpetrators.

Hundreds of children are estimated to have been used as fighters by Islamic State, including boys who joined with their families or were given up by them and the offspring of foreign fighters groomed from birth to perpetuate its ideology.

Experts have warned that indoctrinated children, who began escaping the clutches of Islamic State as its territory fractured last year, could pose an ongoing threat to security, both regionally and in the West, if they are not rehabilitated.

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