Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the Islamic State (ISIS) has begun to recruit children as young as 13 to become armed combatants on their behalf. Many sources have reported on this development, including the BBC, with this excellent piece which includes both video and direct interviews with children recently recruited by ISIS. 

We will continue to follow this story, as it directly goes to our work in developing child soldier reintegration platforms in both Latin America and Africa. You can learn more about our project work by linking here and here

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A young child soldier trained to fight by the al-Nusra group in Syria. Photo Credit: BBC News