Source: Time MagazineAuthor: Kimberly Dozier / Date: May 23, 2019

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Raised in northern Iraq’s small Yezidi religious minority, S. was 9 years old when the so-called Islamic State killed his father and brother, kidnapped him and turned him into a child soldier. He witnessed unspeakable violence, saw friends tortured and was beaten by the “teachers” who indoctrinated him into the group’s severe version of Islam.