Skip to content

Child soldiers join Iraq's new civil war

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/19/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Pictures and video point out young soldiers

As the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant/Syria (ISIS) pushes to less than 50 miles from Baghdad, pictures are emerging which depict what looks like armed child soldiers.

An Iraqi child who has joined the volunteer Shiite militias which are springing up to battle the Sunni Muslim group ISIS.

An Iraqi child who has joined the volunteer Shiite militias which are springing up to battle the Sunni Muslim group ISIS.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/19/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: NEWS, Midddle East, Iraq


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A shocking video has emerged showing a group of boys watching the executing of a prisoner by masked gunmen who are members of the ISIS jihad group. In the video, the prisoner was made to kneel in the dirt before he was shot in the head.

Do good by joining the fight to end world hunger with just one donation!

The video was uploaded onto YouTube with the chilling message: "Brutal sectarian war has come again to Iraq and many say it's as bad as the dark days of 2007."

This video follows two days of disgusting propaganda which ISIS has been posting online. Videos that how their black-uniformed fighters humiliating, taunting and then executing captured Iraqi soldiers, some who were shot as they lay in shallow graves.

The United Nations have even declared that ISIS fighters have carried out hundreds of summary executions since their offensive against Iraq's capital began last week, including the massacres of captured Iraqi soldiers.

While Iraq continues to fall into chaos, the U.S. has sent 275 soldiers and Marines to Baghdad to protect the embassy there. ISIS fighters have launched an attack on the town of Baquba, just 37 miles away, where Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militia had apparently stalled the ISIS advance.

In a police station, 44 prisoners are said to have been killed, though there is conflicting reports as to how.

ISIS militants have been joined by numerous Sunni factions, including tribal figures who were once loyal to the U.S. and former members of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's Baath Party. Meanwhile, in Iraq's north, Kurdish fighters have taken over several towns that Iraqi security forces have evacuated, though they are not working with ISIS.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Middle East

New pilgrimage route recreates Jesus' footsteps - Will YOU follow Christ? Watch

Image of Complete a pilgrimage along the same roads Jesus and his disciples may have tread.

Some take pilgrimages to atone for sins, others simply desire time to fulfill their spiritual needs. Regardless of why people choose to ... continue reading


Innocent children forced into horrid orphanages and a life of terrorism Watch

Image of

Innocent and terrified boys, aged from three to 16, entered what appeared to be a Mosul orphanage with tears streaming down their faces ... continue reading


Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes survives Jewish extremist attack - Celebrates first Mass in 2 years Watch

Image of The Church of the Loaves and Fish
 has reopened (Bettina & Dominique Zygmont/Flickr).

After eight months and about $1 million, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee has ... continue reading


'Death to America' - Thousands celebrate Islamic Revolution by burning American flags and shouting Anti-America slurs Watch

Image of A cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump was lynched at Iran's Revolution anniversary rally (Sobhan Hassanvand/Twitter).

In 1979, Iran underwent an unusual revolution, which resulted in the rise of anti-American Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. LOS ... continue reading


Another Dead Sea Scroll cave has been explored - what did they find? Watch

Image of Archaeologists are searching for new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls to better understand the world at the time of Christ.

Archaeologists have explored another Dead Sea Scroll cave in the Qumran cliffs of the West Bank. The cavern is the twelfth such cave in ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.