Monday 23 January 2017

Boys recruited as executioners

Published 05/07/2015 | 02:30

BRUTALITY: Isil yesterday recruited cildren as young as 13 or 14 to murder 25 men in the ancient city of Palmyra
BRUTALITY: Isil yesterday recruited cildren as young as 13 or 14 to murder 25 men in the ancient city of Palmyra

A video released last night by Isil claims to show 25 men being executed by teenagers in an ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra, Syria.

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The video reportedly documents a murder that happened after the Islamic State militant group captured the city on May 21.

The footage shows the men, who are said to be soldiers, in green and brown military uniforms lined up on their knees on the amphitheatre's stage. The executioners all appear to be children or teenagers wear camouflage uniforms and bandanas.

Sunday Independent

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