‘He Has Given Up Playing’: The Child Soldiers Fighting IS In Iraq

Hatem says he has been fighting on the front lines against Islamic State (IS) militants near Amirat al-Fallujah in Iraq for a year and a half now.

Many men from Hatem’s tribe, the Albu Issa, have joined the battle against IS militants. So it is not surprising to hear that Hatem is fighting alongside his father and uncles.

But what is surprising — and disturbing — is that Hatem is just 10 years old.

  • AlanUK

    Kill or be killed?

  • tom_billesley

    Hate’em is a good name for a mahometan.