Persian child soldiers in the picture frame

Homeland’s practice of using children in conflict situations first came to light during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, when a boy known as Hossein Fahmideh, 13 years of age, left his home in Qom without the knowledge of his parents to defend the city of Khorramshahr against the Iraqi invasion. In October 1980, Fahmideh wrapped himself in a grenade belt, pulled out the pins and jumped under an Iraqi tank, killing himself and disabling the tank.