Colonel John Dorian spokesman for the international coalition stated on Tuesday, that the Islamic State developed a mobile application targeting children, and asking them to destroy western landmarks such as Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, IraqiNews reported.
Dorian said in a press statement, “The Islamic State is willing to use children to carry out suicide attacks: their apocalyptic vision is of damaging society everywhere they have gained control. What they are trying to do is create a generational problem with their poisonous ideology.”
“They have even devised an app which is used to indoctrinate children. It is supposed to teach them Arabic. But the words they learn are related to violence and extremism such as tanks and grenades,” he explained.
“The children are rewarded if they say they are prepared to carry out attacks on the West, the targets are places like the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower,” Dorian further added.
The Islamic State is providing children in the territories it controls with apps to access violent jihadi websites, as it makes increasing use of child fighters (Cubs of the Caliphate section) in its battles in Iraq and Syria, the report continued.