7-year-old ISIS suicide bomber strapped with explosives found among Iraqis fleeing Mosul
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A new video shows Iraqi forces disarming a suicide vest worn by a boy, who appears to be about 7 years old and was thought to be part of a group of families that fled Mosul in northern Iraq.
The video, uploaded to video-sharing site LiveLeak and which is yet to be verified, shows an army bomb expert carefully cutting through the devices trigger and releasing him in an area outside Mosul, according to the U.K.s Daily Star newspaper.
Security forces found the boy hiding among families that were fleeing the besieged Islamic State-held city of Mosul.
The video also shows a soldier explaining that the boy was sent by his uncle with instructions to target the army.
The child, who is being portrayed as the youngest ever child suicide bomber, was wearing a blue shirt, bearing the name of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Iraqi forces recently tried to evacuate civilians from parts of Mosul so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, according to Reuters, which also said that as many as 600,000 civilians remain in the western sector of Mosul.
Our forces control around 60 percent of the west now, Defence Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool was quoted as saying. Its the Old City now with small streets and its a hard fight with civilians inside. We are trying to evacuate them. We are a few hundred metres from the mosque now, we are advancing on al-Nuri. We know it means a lot to Daesh.