Bukit Aman Special Branch today revealed there were at least eight Malaysian children recruited and trained as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) fighters in camps in the two countries. Its director, Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Mohd Harun said even though police did not have the complete information, investigations found the children were being trained at the camps. “The children will be placed at the Isis children centre to be groomed and trained as Isis fighters. “They were brought to the war-torn countries by both parents who joined Isis,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after attending the Bukit Aman monthly assembly today. Fuzi also revealed the latest statistics showing 47 Malaysians involved with Isis militants in Syria and Iraq. “Of the total, 12 were women while the remaining number were men including the eight children. “For the time being, 17 individuals were reported killed as suicide bombers while a member of the group who returned to Malaysia was charged in court,” he said. Fuzi said police were monitoring their movements for fear they might spread their ideology when they returned to the country.