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Escape from ISIS: Two Iraqi boys recount the horrors of captivity

IRAQ BOYS

Aris Messinis | AFP

J-P Mauro - published on 05/11/17 - updated on 06/08/17

The children still in their clutches need our prayers.

CNN reports two Iraqi boys have escaped from ISIS captivity. The horrors they experienced left us speechless:

  • Children were kept in over-crowded rooms with little food.
  • They were indoctrinated with the ISIS mantra.
  • They received training in the use of weapons and bombs.
  • They were encouraged to become suicide bombers and shown footage of beheadings.

We’ll let the interview they gave the Associated Press speak for itself:

www.usatoday.com/videos/embed/101508488/?fullsite=true>

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Islamist Militants
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