Dangerous Places

Summer Camp for Iraqi Shiite Boys: Training to Fight IS

“A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. The Shiite boys and young men ran through its normally placid streets carrying out mock exercises for urban warfare since the toughest battles against the Sunni extremists are likely to involve street fighting. They were taught how to hold, control and aim light weapons, though they didn’t fire them.”

Source: Summer Camp for Iraqi Shiite Boys: Training to Fight IS – ABC News

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