They are using women as suicide bombers more and more often. Now they are using kids as decoys, putting their lives in danger. Authorities in Libya fear and more and more women are being brainwashed in to blowing themselves up. But these women are adults. Yes, they can be brainwashed but it takes time for an adult. Children, on the other hand, are impressionable. It’s only a matter of time until ISIS uses children to do all of their dirty work.
A female suicide bomber used three children as a decoy to blow herself up in new low for Islamic State.
Libyan forces, backed by US air strikes, are close to taking full control of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte after a campaign lasting more than six months.
But they have had difficulty dislodging terrorists from a final patch of land near the city’s Mediterranean sea front – partly because of concerns about families or captives being held hostage.
During a pause in fighting on Friday, Reuters journalists saw one woman escorting three young children through an alleyway toward waiting Libyan forces.
The Libya Herald reported that the children were hungry and malnourished – which might explain why they were allowed ‘safe passage’.
Shortly after the children were driven away in an ambulance there was a blast as the woman detonated explosives, wounding about a dozen people.
The Herald claimed that in fact there were two women involved in the incident – masquerading as civilians surrendering to Bunyan Marsous forces – and that four soldiers had been killed as well as the dozen injured.