The Taliban has kidnapped more than 100 children from Pakistan and Afghanistan, to use in suicide missions and to be trained to be jihadists. They try to use them against US and NATO troops in the area. While they wait for their turn to blow themselves up, the children are trained to be jihadists.
An official who wishes to remain anonymous said:
“Extremists in the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan are on their heels, but recruitment and radicalization in the region pose a long-term challenge. Radical madrassas and other extremist training centers continue to prey on and poison young minds—in some cases encouraging violence against local and Western interests.”
These camps also exist in the Hamas controlled West Bank and Gaza. They are sponsored through the UN but not from the general fund. These schools are paid for by member nations voluntarily. Over half the cost of these jihadist camps are paid for by the United States. You have to read that link to believe it.
Several Pakistani sources told The Blaze that most of the kids are taken to the dangerous Kunar province in Afghanistan, while the rest are sent to the FATA region of Pakistan.
The exact number of children who have been bought and kidnapped is not known for a variety of reasons such as parents not reporting their children missing because they sold them or out of fear of reprisal from the Taliban.
In 2009, US military officials and Pakistani officials told reporter Sara Carter, that the Taliban was buying boys, ages 7 to 16 to act as suicide bombers. In a nation where the median income is $2,600 dollars a year, many parents will part with their sons for $7,000 to $14,000 each.
Multiple sources confirmed that many of the children are sent to radical Islamic training camps for training. Some as suicide bombers and some as fighters.
A man known only as Muhammed, spent three years with the Taliban, before leaving. He estimates there are still 70 to 80 boys left, scattered between the two countries. he claims that 10 were used as suicide bombers last year and an undetermined amount were sent on a special mission to Kanduhar.
Muhammed said that he say boys crying, wanting to go home but none were ever allowed to leave.
The US was scheduled to leave Afghanistan in 2014 but are in negotiations to stay a while longer, as the Taliban threaten anyone who approves the plan.