ISIS "lion cubs" are young boys killing in the name of the Islamic State. One child executioner is featured alongside Abu Sa'ad al-Dāghistāni in a video appearing to execute two Russian intelligence soldiers. Abu Sa'ad al-Dāghistāni was killed during fighting in Kobane, ISIS fighters are now stating on Twitter.
Abu Sa'ad al-Dāghistāni was reportedly an ISIS intelligence commander. In the Islamic State video which appears to show an ISIS lion cub executing two "Russian spies," al-Dāghistāni is shown standing behind the Russian soldiers before the unidentified boy allegedly shot the men in the back of the head. Military and medical are unsure if the ISIS execution video is authentic, and note a lack of blood from the gunshots wounds to substantiate their claims.