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The Stray Cubs of the Caliphate

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Dec 22, 2016 | 08:15 GMT
Islamic State propaganda such as Dabiq magazine often features images of children who have been radicalized by the group.
Islamic State propaganda such as Dabiq magazine often features images of children who have been radicalized by the group.
(Dabiq Issue No. 8)

The use of child soldiers is a practice as old as the history of warfare itself. Since its founding, the Islamic State has embraced the tactic, but has added a modern twist with the use of social media to gather young recruits into the radical jihadist movement. ...

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