The Russian Defense Ministry have announced that a source within Idlib province has reported that the terrorist groups al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham are training teenagers to perpetrate suicide bombing missions in Damascus, Homs and Latakia.

“According to our data from sources in Idleb, militants from among the terrorist groups Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham formed a group of teenagers who underwent special training courses,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

“They plan to use them for terrorist attacks against civilians in the governorates of Damascus, Homs and Lattakia,” he told journalists.

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Konashenkov said the youngest of the suicide bombers is 14 years old and the eldest is 16.

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