Iraqi sources revealed existence of centers in the Western desert areas of al-Anbar province near the borders with Syria to train the ISIL children with the US support.
The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website quoted Head of Badr Organization’s Office in al-Anbar Qusai al-Anbari as saying on Thursday that the ISIL terrorist group is after training the second and third generations of its members to replace the fighters who have been defeated by the security forces and Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) in Iraq and Syria.
He added that the terrorist groups have established training centers and recruited children between the ages of 10 to 15, calling them with different names, including the lion cubs of the caliphate.
Al-Anbari disclosed that the training centers are protected by the US air force and bases in al-Anbar province.
Relevant reports also said in March that the ISIL terrorist group had restarted training children for war and suicide operations in a region protected by the US and its allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzur in Southeastern Syria.