ISIS has hit a new low of depravity with the Friday release of a video showing a boy sawing off the head of a Syrian soldier with a small knife.
The child, clad in camouflage, leans over the handcuffed prisoner and jerks the man's head back by his hair. Then the boy methodically cuts off the man's head.
An older militant stands watch over the killing, according to Britain's The Independent.
ISIS releases video purporting to show this unidentified boy decapitating a Syrian soldier near the ancient city of Palmyra.
The video, seen by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, is believed to be the first showing a child decapitating an ISIS prisoner. It was taken near the ancient city of Palmyra, which was overrun by ISIS killers in May. Meanwhile, in France, three young men appeared in a Paris court, charged with plotting an attack on a military base after receiving orders from ISIS, prosecutors said.
The boy in the video, whose age was not known, looks at the camera with soulless eyes as he takes the man's severed head and places it on the corpse's back.
In a new ISIS video, this boy uses a short knife to behead a Syrian soldier captured near the ancient city of Palmyra.
The marauding militants have previously shown male children shooting to death prisoners, including a May massacre in which 25 boys were lined up to assassinate 25 prisoners.
In March, smiling children were seen escorting prisoners to their decapitations and handing over knives to executioners. That same month, a boy was seen shooting to death a man ISIS claimed was an Israeli spy.
The terrorists call the boys the “cubs of the Caliphate.”In the latest video, an ISIS gunman says the group's goal is to conquer Jerusalem and Rome, "inshallah" (God willing).
ISIS releases video showing a boy decapitating a Syrian soldier, center, while older militant looks on.