HashtagVOA: ISIS - CHILD SOLDIERS

March 03, 2015 12:30 PM
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They are called the "Cubs of Caliphate", but they are really just children, some as young as five, recruited or forced into joining the army of the Islamic State. UNICEF says insurgents in Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan are also kidnapping children and putting them in uniform. Why is this tactic so prevalent, what is the long-term damage, and what can be done to stop the practice? This week's HashtagVOA takes a closer look.