Free Syrian Army youth soldiers attend a training camp in Syria. Their ages range from 14 to 18 and they spend several weeks working on fighting skills before being sent to the frontline.
Free Syrian Army youth soldiers attend a training camp in Syria. Their ages range from 14 to 18 and they spend several weeks working on fighting skills before being sent to the frontline.

Child Soldier Training Camp

A Free Syrian Army training camp based in an undisclosed location away from the frontline has graduated more than 150 youth soldiers age 14 -18. Boys from local villages and some farther away, stay at the camp or are picked up daily to train. These highly motivated adolescent’s exercise and are taught a series of fighting skills during their weeks of training to prepare them for transfer to the frontline.

 

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