30 Nov '15, 2pm

Taliban denies children serve 'in jihadi ranks' - Long War Journal

A young boy armed with an assault rifle and dressed in military fatigues stands next to Maulawi Ehsan Abu Hamza, who addresses a Taliban suicide assault team known as the Muaskar ul Fida. The Afghan Taliban has released a statement claiming that reports of children serving in its frontline units or its suicide brigade are “fabricated.” The Taliban issued the denial despite the fact that the group’s own propaganda has advertised armed children in its ranks. The statement, entitled “Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate concerning use of children in the Jihadi ranks of Islamic Emirate,” was published today on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s official propaganda website. The Taliban said that “enemy circles” have pushed reports of the jihadists using children as suicide bombers and fighters. The Taliban is likely responding to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) , which r...

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