"Al Qaeda in Iraq wants to poison the next generation of Iraqis," said Rear
Adm. Gregory Smith during a Baghdad news conference about the release of
The video, he said, showed boys, "many below age 11" being used "to produce
the next generation of al Qaeda."
Masked boys are seen in the tape armed with grenade launchers, AK-47s and
pistols. They're standing in front of a black banner hung on a wall, shouting
slogans. Another video shows a boy, surrounded by automatic weapons and
wearing a suicide vest, according to The Associated Press.