Al-Qaeda releases shocking images of little boys being trained as 'Jihadis' in Pak
Shocking images have emerged from inside a terror camp in Pakistan's North Waziristan where boys as young as five are being brainwashed into waging Jihad and becoming suicide bombers.
Many of the children are orphans of Al-Qaeda "martyrs" being put on the same path to terror as their fathers, reports the Mirror.
The footage, posted on an underground Al-Qaeda website, was issued by the Turkistan Islamic Party, which supplies fighters to wage war alongside the Taliban.
The group has been responsible for more than 200 acts of terrorism worldwide in the past 20 years.
"The video is part of disturbing trend. This is the fourth Islamist insurgent group in recent weeks that has been linked to training children for the battlefield. Groups in Syria and Somalia have also claimed to be coaching children," said terrorism expert Neil Doyle.
"These children are living a very bleak existence. There is growing evidence that many are forced into it," he added.