More than 140 schoolchildren are being ‘brainwashed’ into becoming suicide bombers for Islamist militants after being kidnapped in Syria, it emerged today.
The Kurdish pupils, aged between 14 and 16, are being held hostage in the ISIS-controlled city of Manbij, where they are being forced to take lessons in radical Islamic theology. One 15-year-old boy, known as Mohammed, said masked fighters made him watch a video of fighters beheading a man on their first day – then warned he would face the same fate if he tried to escape.
Some of the 140 schoolboys reportedly captured by ISIS militants in Syria while travelling back home on a convoy of buses after taking their final exams in the city of Aleppo
He said the men, armed with AK-47 machine guns, told him: ‘This is jihad for the sake of God.’
Despite the barbaric threat, he and a friend managed to…
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