ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidi children are still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and some of them have been used in terror attacks by the extremists , said a Kurdish Yezidi lawmaker.
Vian Dakhil, a Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that there were 1,060 Yezidi children between the ages of 10-18 in IS captivity according to the initial statistics. She noted that some of those children were forced into acts of violence.
“The number of Yezidi children used in terrorist missions may not be big,” she said, adding that some of the children forced into terror acts by the IS militants were between the ages of 11-12.
Dakhil confirmed that “So far, 10 to 14 Yezidi children have been detonated by IS.”
She added that the Yezidi children abducted by the IS militants in 2014 were taken to Mosul first and were trained there by the extremist group before being sent to Syria.
IS organization previously released footages of Yezidi children carrying out suicide attacks in Syria. The children appeared to be brainwashed by the radical militant group.