(VOA) – The so-called Islamic State militants appear to be recruiting and training children in Iraq. It features children in its recent stream of propaganda videos and photos. They are portrayed in a variety of ways. Some children seem to play happily among smiling IS fighters. Other young boys, even babies, don black Islamic State garb as they pose next to automatic weapons and a black flag of jihad. Other videos show toddlers firing automatic weapons they can barely hold. And other children are seen watching beheadings and standing next to crucified corpses.