SHAFAQNA -Â The terrorist group has â€œkidnapped, during the past few days, 127 children aged between 11 to 15 years,â€ Kurdistan Democratic PartyÂ spokesmanÂ Saeed Mamouzini was quoted as saying by the Iraqi News online newspaper on Monday.
According to Mamouzini,Â the children have been transferred to special camps run by the terrorists group in order to â€œbe trained on the use of weapons and implementation of terrorist operations.â€
He went on to say that Daesh has â€œkidnapped hundreds of childrenâ€ since it began its deadly campaign in Iraq ,andÂ have trained them to carry out bomb attacks.
The Takfiri group, as confirmed by international rights groups, has been recruiting children and exposing them to ultra-extremist Wahhabi ideology andÂ military training in the areas under its control.
An Iraqi boy, who escaped from the terrorist groupâ€™s grip, told Press TV earlier this month how he was forced by the terrorist group to carry out terrorist attacks.
â€œThey forced me to do an attack with a truckâ€ on a target, the boy saidÂ and quoted DaeshÂ militants as saying, â€œGo, die, heaven is waiting for you.â€
â€œI wanted to ask them if the heaven was right there, why donâ€™t they go after it, why us,â€Â FahmiÂ added.
Sheikh Khalid Awad al-Shabani, a tribal leader in the Iraqi province of Anbar, said in July that the Takfiri group is actively trying to lure local children into its ranks as would-beÂ bombers. He added thatÂ the terrorist group has set up training camps for children in the Syrian province of Raqqah and the district of Heet in Iraq’s Anbar.
The tribal leader also said thatÂ the terrorist group brainwashes children in theÂ camps and trains them how to conduct bomb attacks against military checkpoints and civilians.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in June that the Takfiri group â€œconducts organized recruitment for children in 100 countries,” adding that the “exploitation of children for murder is a heinous crime.â€
Daesh uses mustard gas in Iraq: Germany
Germanyâ€™sÂ Federal Intelligence Service (BND) said on Monday that it has collected evidence that the Takfiri group has used mustard gas against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
German dailyÂ BildÂ quoted BND chief Gerhard Schindler as saying that the agency has “information that IS (Daesh) used mustard gas in northern Iraq.”
It was said that Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has reached the conclusion after collecting blood samples from Kurds injured in clashes with the terrorist group and examining them.
Iraqâ€™s al-Sumaria satellite TV network quoted a source as saying on condition of anonymity in February that the Daesh Takfiri group has taken hold of large quantities of chlorine gas after they launched an attackÂ againstÂ a major water treatment facility in the countryâ€™s northern province of Nineveh.
The terrorists have taken the chemical agent from the provincial water department, and transferred it along with large quantities of mustard gas brought from Syria to one of their hideouts in the area, the source said.
The terrorists also overran an industrial area known as KokjaliÂ located on the eastern side of the conflict-ridden city of Mosul, and started manufacturing rockets filled with chemical agents to use against Iraqi Â forces, the source added.
In DecemberÂ 2014, theÂ militants attacked the city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of the capitalÂ Baghdad, with mortar shells loaded with chlorine gas.
The Takfiri militants also killed at least 300 Iraqi soldiers in a chlorine gas attack on an army battalion in Anbar province in September that year.
Daesh started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the countryâ€™s Sunni Arab heartland.
Source – Press TV