Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A video published to Live Leak shows an Iraqi Army officer disarming a suicide bomb belt that was strapped to a young boy in the city of Mosul. The video claims the child to be the youngest ever suicide bomber – although that has not been verified.
The boy, known as Uday, was wearing an Eden Hazard Chelsea uniform and hiding among families who were fleeing from the Islamic State terrorist group, outside the city of Mosul.
Uday said that he was sent by his uncle with instructions to target Iraqi Army soldiers.
The footage showed an Iraqi Army officer carefully disarming the suicide vest strapped to the boy, telling him “don’t be afraid.”
The officer praised the efforts of security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi in the liberation battles of Mosul and also thanked the displaced families who reported the child after suspecting him.
According to a report published by Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, the Islamic State (IS) has released a number of publications depicting children participating in rallies, undergoing weapons training, undertaking combat operations and even executing prisoners since its declaration of a Caliphate in 2014.
The Islamic State frequently abducts children, especially those who are residents of Mosul or Yezidi families, and after being abused and brainwashed they are forcibly employed as spies and actual soldiers in the terrorist group’s children brigade, known as ‘Cubs of the Caliphate.’