The Islamic State has begun posting Syrian children outside
of car bomb factories as part of an attempt to stave off U.S.-led
coalition airstrikes, according to the Pentagon.
Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the anti-ISIS campaign, told the Washington Free Beacon
on Friday the U.S. military has seen video of militants ordering young
children to stand outside of several known factories around Raqqa that
are used to manufacture vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.
Dillon said while this has prevented coalition forces from
directly striking the factories, American-led troops are able to take
out many of the bomb-ridden vehicles before they reach crowds of
civilians or Syrian Democratic Forces.
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