Now, this could just be a propaganda video and as yet there is no way of authenticating it. Nonetheless, the video, even the thought of it, is extremely disturbing.
It shows two men who appear to acknowledge they work for Russian security services. One of them even admits being recruited by Russia's Federal Security Service to infiltrate the militant organization.
The young boy in the clip, who seems to be a pre-teen, is shown executing the kneeling men with a pistol toward the end of the video. He later raises his hand up in triumph, steps over the corpses and walks away.
The idea of a young child going through this ordeal has sent chilling waves across the Internet.
That ISIS video of the little boy executing the 2 Russian spies is so disturbing Idk why I wanted to watch it.— Curtis (@Real_Bizz) January 14, 2015
Condemnable! ISIS has posted a video about a child executing 2 Russian prisoners https://t.co/MjX0hmA3CD— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) January 14, 2015
According to Foreign Policy, the boy, identified as Abdullah, is from Kazakhstan, and has appeared in a previous ISIS video showing the training of child soldiers.
According to Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee, 300 Kazakh citizens, half of them women and children, have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State.
ISIS has been known to recruit young boys and train them as soldiers who are also used as human shields and suicide bombers. They boast of them as the "Cubs of the Islamic State."
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