A 24-page leaked Islamic State manual entitled ‘Principles in the administration of the Islamic State’ revealed how the terrorist organisation plans of providing arms training for children. The blueprint was obtained and published by the Guardian on Monday.
The manual says that children will receive “training on bearing light arms” and “outstanding individuals” will be “selected from them for security portfolio assignments, including checkpoints, patrols”. This is for the first time that there is documented proof available on the Islamic State’s intentions of grooming children for war. The documents also shed light on training camps for recruits and veterans.
Dated sometime last year, the documents also contain plans of establishing government departments that will oversee public sectors such as health, education, commerce, communications and jobs. This is surprisingly in contrast to the organisations barbarity and reveals its ambitions of developing a state in Iraq and Syria.
The text also reveals its need to become self-sufficient by establishing its own independent “factories for local military and food production”