According to a statement released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, up to 300 child soldiers have been killed in Mosul since the start of the Mosul operation two weeks ago.
The statement points out that the children were brought to Mosul from Syria.
The UK-based human rights watchdog stated that the bodies of about 40 Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS) members, who have been killed in Mosul has arrived in the de facto capital city of the self-proclaimed caliphate, Raqqa, Syria; ABNA reported.
"This will raise the death toll to at least 480 Syrian fighters killed in the ranks of the ISIS since the start of the battles in the Mosul area, among them more than 300 child soldiers from the 'lion cubs of the caliphate,' the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Iraqi army launched a massive operation on October 17, aiming to recapture Mosul and defeat ISIS militants in their last Iraqi bastion.
Since then, scores of villages have been cleared form the terrorists with advances continuing on the outskirt of the city.
Source: Al Alam