Video: A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under ISIS in Libya


Eritrean News: (Amharic language video News) A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under ISIS in Libya

Nael Goitom, 16, fled IS captivity along with four other Eritreans minors on 7 April after the extremists decided to move their Libyan camp in the desert to hide from the fighting in the area.

“We thought: it’s better to try to escape than to wait to be slaughtered by them,” he told IBTimes UK in an interview. They walked for four days before reaching a settled area and asking for help.

Video: A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under ISIS in Libya

Under more than a month of IS captivity, the Christian boys were forced to learn the Koran to become “Cubs of the Caliphate”. “They asked us ‘what do you choose, to be killed or to become Muslims?’ Of course we choose the latter. ‘We’ll fight for you’, we said,” Nael said.

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