In the latest propaganda shocker from ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a video has surfaced online showing what appears to be a child soldier around the age of 10, executing two alleged Russian spies in Syria with a pistol.
The footage, which bears all the hallmarks of a professional ISIS production, initially shows two Russian looking men being interrogated about their attempts to infiltrate ISIS and spy for Russia.
In what appeared to be a forced and contrived confession under duress, one of the men, a Kazakh national, says he was ordered to gather intelligence on a particular ISIS leader and use a flash drive to steal sensitive information to pass on to Russia.
The International Business Times reports that the other man admitted on camera, in Russian, that he was also a spy sent to assassinate an ISIS commander.
Following the confessions, the video spiraled into the expected barbaric and blood-filled executions which were carried out by the ISIS child soldier.
As the child stands next to a burly bearded ISIS soldier, who addresses the two men with talk of “disbelievers” and the “Caliphate,” the long haired youth calmly, and with no facial expression, shoots the two men repeatedly in the head.
Just before that, the other ISIS man spoke to the men in Russian, saying, “Allah has gifted the Islamic State’s security agency with the apprehension of these two spies… By Allah’s grace, they are now in the custody of the lion cubs of the Caliphate.”
Groups like ISIS pride themselves in brainwashing children from a young age, in order to bring an additional front of fear to their enemies. They proudly refer to ISIS child soldiers as “the lion cubs of the Caliphate,” in a cynical and disgraceful display of open child abuse.
Recently, MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, revealed the growing use of children by ISIS, both in its propaganda and in military roles, although the latest video is the first which uses such graphic images of a child executing two men.