Muslim children being trained for Islamic terrorism - the video

8 February 2008: US and Iraqi military officials in Baghdad released a video, seized in a raid on a suspected al-Qaeda house, that shows young Muslim children being trained to carry out assassinations, suicide bombings and kidnappings.

Children in Islamic terrorism training

The footage, which is about three-and-a-half minutes in length, was seized in December from Khan Bani Saad, northeast of Baghdad, and provided more evidence that al-Qaeda is using children and women for its terror operations.

According to contributing counter-terrorism analyst Archangel, the video was most likely edited by the U.S. Department of Defense prior to its release - for intelligence purposes. The original was obviously produced by al Furqan, Islamic State of Iraq, formerly known as Mujahideen Shura Council (Zarqawi’s organization) formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq.