ISIS militants recently forced a 4-year-old child to join one of their training camps, indoctrinated him with extremist Shariah law, and gave him a sword and ordered him to kill his own mother with it, a particularly disturbing report has revealed.
In a recent interview with The Daily Mail, a 35-year-old Yazid mother, known as Bohar, recalled how she and her four children were captured by the jihadist group last August near Sinjar Mountain.
The mother, who is now living as a refuge in Dohuk, Iraq, explained that her young son, known as Hamo, was eventually forced to join an Islamic State training camp where he was trained to become a "Cub of the Caliphate." In the camp, the 4-year-old learned how to shoot and behead those who didn't adhere to the terrorist group's particular brand of Islam, including his own Yazidi people.
"They told him that Yazidis are Kafir, Arabic for non-believers, and told him he had to fight them," Bohar said. "This one time, the IS man gave him a sword and said 'this is to kill your mother.'"
Eventually, Bohar, her family, and at least 2,000 other Yazidi captives were thrown into prison in Tal-Afar and then transferred to the Badush prison in Mosul as the jihadi leaders decided what to do with them. While in prison, the militants forced Bohar and her children to eat and drink horrific things.
"In Tel-Afar prison, IS put urine in the water tank and [served us] food with glass in it," Bohar said. "They wanted to hurt us."
Other times, when the militants saw United States coalition warplane fly above, they would beat Bohar and her children senseless.
"ISIS fighters there beat us very badly, especially when they saw the U.S. airplanes," she stated.
Bohar's eldest daughter and 12-year-old son were shipped off to Syria a short time later and taken to Raqqa. She and her other two children were subsequently placed in an abandoned village where they were only fed one meal a day.
The meals were spiked with morphine so the family would become drowsy, making it harder for them to escape from ISIS captivity. Anyone who attempted to escape was killed; in fact, Bohar recalled witnessing one militant kill one man who tried to escape. After they killed the man, the terrorists hauled his slain body around in the streets and inquired if anyone knew him.
Eventually, Bohar and her two remaining children were brought to Raqqa and put up for sale in the slave market. Bohar was then separated from her 14-year-old daughter when her daughter was sold as a sex slave to an IS fighter.
In Raqqa, Bohar saw her 12-year-old son, who was forced to join a training camp, being punished because he did not want to learn to read the Quran or participate in jihad.
'I saw him on this military base," Bohar said. "I saw them beat him because he did not accept the rule of IS."
Bohar and Hamo were later sold to the same militant. "He was very bad to us. He did not give anything to us. He never opened the fridge for us," Bohar said. "I wanted him to sell me back to my family, but he refused. ... I asked him if he bring my other daughters and son here, but he [also] refused."
Eventually, Bohar and Hamo were sold once again to a Saudi fighter who was also a high-ranking IS commander named Omar Al-Najde. Hamo was subsequently forced to join a jihad training center so that he could be indoctrinated.
After Hamo was subjected to the jihadi training for over four months, he, his mother and the other servant girls reportedly fled across the Syrian border into Turkey, escaping the Caliphate.
Meanwhile, an Obama administration official has revealed that ISIS remains "as strong as it was a year ago" when U.S. airstrikes against the group began, but it is no longer making rapid advances, according to CNN.
The Defense Intelligence Agency's latest classified assessment is that "the situation in Iraq between Iraqi security forces and ISIL is in a stalemate," a Pentagon official familiar with the assessment said, using another name for ISIS. "The outcome is uncertain at this point."