According to the Lebanese websites on Sunday, five young men were killed in the battles in Syria, the youngest being a 16-year-old boy.
Mahdi Hassan Abu Hamdan died in the Badia battles against opposition factions.
Social media pages circulated his photo with a voice recording of him. Mehdi’s father, a Hezbollah member, also appeared in a video during the funeral of his son.
UNICEF has warned against the recruitment of children in war, while the International Criminal Court has defined child recruitment as a war crime.