• ISIS Video Shows Child Executing Two Suspected Russian Spies

    Early media reports indicate that ISIS released new footage on Tuesday showing images of a child shooting two suspected Russian spies.

    NBC reports:

    The video, published by the media arm of ISIS, includes a warning that the militants will show spies no mercy.

    Flashpoint Partners, a service that monitors jihadist groups, identified the child as Kazakh and said that he had appeared in two previous ISIS videos. The boy is part of a 150-person family that arrived in Syria more than a year ago and has been part of ISIS operations, the service said.

    The video shows the “evolution of his radicalization and desensitization to violence,” Flashpoint said in a report.

    As NBC News has reported, ISIS recruits boys and stages camps to train them as soldiers. They are used as human shields, suicide bombers and enforcers. ISIS boasts of its little fighters in videos with titles such as “Cubs of the Islamic State.”

    ISIS has been known to run boy scout-like camps where they indoctrinate and train “boys as young as 6 learn how to behead people and shoot AK-47s, Iraqi security officials told NBC News,” according to the New York Daily News.

    The goal of these so-called “Cubs of the Islamic State” camps is to graduate these kids so that they will eventually serve as human shields and well-trained, expendable hit men.

    Moreover, Twitter is full of pictures showing young children, some as young as two-years-old, standing  in front of the iconic al-rāya black flag.


    At the time of this report, the U.S government had not responded to the execution video above.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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