Militants Recruiting Children to Counter Syrian Army in North, Northwest

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) has continued recruiting hundreds of children in Northern Syria to use them in battle against the Syrian Army after rejecting retreat from the demilitarized zone, Arab media said Wednesday.

Arabi Al Youm news website reported that Tahrir al-Sham and its allied terrorists, deployed in Northern and Northwestern Syria, have recruited hundreds of children to train them and use them in battle against the army and its popular allies as Tahrir al-Sham has rejected to retreat from the demilitarized zone in Northeastern Lattakia, Southern Idlib and Western Aleppo on October 15.

It further said that the terrorists have persuaded the children to join them in return for a very low payment, adding that hundreds of children have been recruited by terrorists in this way.

The news website said that the terrorists’ move to recruit children has enraged local people.