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15-Year-Old Failed Suicide Bomber Talks About Life Inside ISIS Terror Camps

15-Year-Old Failed Suicide Bomber Talks About Life Inside ISIS Terror Camps

We're all more than aware of the horrors that are currently occurring in the Middle East, but hearing stories about what ISIS are doing over there is always shocking.

Mahmoud Ahmed is a 15-year-old who became a child soldier, claiming to have been brainwashed by the terrorist group.

Ahmed was reportedly told to walk into a football stadium in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk and carry out a suicide attack, which he failed to do.

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Credit: Reuters

Now apprehended, the teen has spoken about what it's like in the secret child terror camps that ISIS use to 'train' and manipulate children.

"24 hours a day they'd teach us about this stuff. There were 60 of us born from 2002 onwards," he told Sky reporters. "They would scare us and would show videos of beheadings and stuff like that."

He was reportedly given a new identity, Abu Musab, as he trained to become the future of ISIS.

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Speaking from a Kurdish youth detention centre, he was told that he'd receive awards in heaven if he was successful with his suicide bombing, and was told how to use weapons like automatic rifles, as well as learning fighting skills and religious indoctrination.

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"Dureed [a leader] kept urging 'just walk into the middle of them and blow yourself up', but there was something inside me that was resisting. I couldn't do it," he told The Times regarding his failed attack. "I didn't know what to do any more."

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Eventually, he and the rest of the child soldiers were split into two groups, one group dedicated to military missions, the other to suicide attacks.

Colonel Azer Mohammed Juamar, who runs the detention centre where the young boy is being held, expects the 15-year-old to receive a 10-year sentence after his trial.

Featured image credit: Sky News

Topics: ISIS

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Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.