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300 ISIS child soldiers from Syria killed in Mosul operation, Syrian watchdog says

By Rudaw 30/10/2016
Picture of two ISIS child soldiers retrieved from ISIS cell phones and other gadgets left behind after recapture of their territories by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Bashiqa.
Picture of two ISIS child soldiers retrieved from ISIS cell phones and other gadgets left behind after recapture of their territories by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Bashiqa.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Some 300 Syrian child soldiers brought in by ISIS to Iraq have been killed since the start of the Mosul offensive a fortnight ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
 
The UK-based watchdog said that the dead bodies of 40 ISIS militants killed in Mosul had arrived in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria over the last 24 hours, the majority of them among the so-called children’s brigade, or “lion cubs of the caliphate.”
 
“This will raise the death toll to at least 480 Syrian fighters killed in the ranks of the Islamic State since the start of the battles in the Mosul area, among them more than 300 child soldiers from the ‘lion cubs of the caliphate,’” the Observatory said.
 
It added that the group’s preachers had told residents in Syria that the losses in Dabiq -- a symbolic town for ISIS which it lost to the Turkish-backed rebels earlier this month -- was compensated with victory in Mosul.
 
On Thursday, General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, said that between 800 and 900 ISIS militants were killed since the beginning of the Mosul operation on October 17.

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ozigooner | 31/10/2016
A waste of life for those brainwashed child soldiers...another coward tactic by takfiri scum.
Glubnutt Yurdy | 31/10/2016
No wonder the going was so easy... poor kids
Andrew | 31/10/2016
Child soldiers... Says much for the virtues of ISIS...
Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts | 1/11/2016
More Lies from the UK based Syrian observatory for human wrongs. The Yanks are helping ISIS and alqueda to evacuate...you lot are printing propaganda and lies.
trevor gill | 1/11/2016
they deserved to die as they also murdered innocent people they were old enough to know right from wrong.

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