Kids Being Used by Insurgents Against Americans
In Baghdad there is a rise on insurgents using teens against Americans in Iraq.
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It seems there has been a rise on Insurgents using teens to attack Americans in Baghdad. More and more incidents have taken place recently from suicide attacks to throwing hand grenades. The teens range in age from 14 to 19 years old.
The Military stated that insurgents and Al Qaeda are using teens and woman more and more in their terror attacks because these two groups do not have to go through the same security that men do.
These teens are not only targeting military but security teams. Kirkuk has had numerous such attacks and two soldiers were killed a few days ago after a young boy threw a grenade at a passing patrol. The boy was captured.
On May 12 a 14 year old was driving a car loaded with explosives and was declared a suicide bomber which killed 5 Iraqi policeman.
The insurgents seem to be taking advantage of their young because US Soldiers do not want to harm woman and children and so now these are exactly the ones who are targeting them. These same kids who are harmed in these attacks are being used as propaganda campaigns by the insurgents.
Recent suicide bombers have also been woman. Both these group are being called the silent victims in all the violence in the country. They have no value for human life period. This is their culture and their beliefs.
The Military have video that captured training camps with kids and woman. Not knowing how to handle this new threat by not wanting to hurt woman and children the military and security forces are becoming very cautious of any and all of them. One never knows who is straped with a bomb to their check or a small child walking to you may just be armed with grenades and want to kill you.
The danger in the Middle East already is very high, but now with these new found threats danger levels have risen to even higher levels.
There does not seem to be any easy way to detect these people and the insurgents don’t care who they use as long as they kill their targets.