http://globalnews.ca/video/2601451/isis-could-be-building-army-of-up-to-10ISIS could be building army of up to 100,000 child soldiers: Roméo Dallaire0000-child-soldiers-dallaire
Retired lieutenant-general and senator Roméo Dallaire says the willingness of the so-called Islamic State to use child soldiers demonstrates that there are no limits to the atrocities the group could engage in — up to and including genocide.
Dallaire, who served as commander of UNAMIR, the ill-fated United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda, witnessed and attempted to stop the mass killings that unfolded in the tiny African nation in 1994.
“The scale will scare people, because they are recruiting them so young. Eight, six, seven and they’re building up their forces … When the figure 100,000 is spoken of, it is not too much because it does reflect the whole build up of this capability.”
The presence of child soldiers can also have a profound psychological effect on the troops fighting against ISIS, Dallaire noted.
“We have this ethical and moral dilemma of shooting children,” he said.
“We’ve got guys who’ve come back from Afghanistan who can’t look at their own children because of what they had to do with child soldiers.”