(Al-Monitor) – “It was winter, and my fingers were freezing underneath the rifle when I aimed at the target, imagining he was an infidel Yazidi, just as the Islamic State [IS] had asked me to. At that moment, I felt afraid when the face of my detained father appeared on the damned target’s face.” The Yazidi boy, Nisan Rashou Darbou, 11, was on the verge of tears while talking about the magnitude of the psychological and physical pressure he had been under. He had been recruited alongside 700 other Yazidi boys who were trained in special training camps for children in the Syrian towns of Suluk, Tell Abyad and Raqqa.