A horrific video surfaced online on Tuesday that shows a young boy of around 9 or 10 executing captives claimed by ISIS to be Russian spies. He is supervised by a bearded man who appears to be in his late 20s or early 30s. There is Arabic writing at the bottom of the video. The boy identifies himself as “Abdullah” from Kazakhstan.
The two captured men in the video “confess” to crimes against the ISIS organization. Then the adult ISIS warrior announces that the men are now “through Allah’s grace,” in the custody of the “lion cubs of the Caliphate.” After the speaking ends, the boy steps forward and calmly shoots the two men in the head repeatedly. U.S. and Russian officials have been contacted for comment, but – as yet – none has been provided.
While U.S. Officials have been aware of ISIS using child fighters, this is the first time that one of these child soldiers have publicly executed other people and a video of the murders posted online.
Be warned: ISIS is targeting children in their perverted, aggressive recruitment efforts.