Smiling teenage boys volunteer to execute prisoners in shocking new Isis video
Published 12/05/2016 | 21:33
Horrifying footage has emerged of teenage boys who are vying with each other to kill prisoners on behalf of Isis
The men were to be publically executed in the city of Nineveh, Iraq for rejecting Islam.
In the video, representatives of Isis bring the men in front of a baying crowd. The prisoners, who are all dressed in red and blindfolded, are forced to kneel on the ground.
The terrifying footage shows an ISIS preacher telling the crowd that the men have been sentenced to death for rejecting Islam.
The preacher then asks the crowd for volunteers to come forward to execute the men.
Almost immediately, five youngsters – some of them obviously still teens – put their hands up eagerly to be picked.
Weapons are then handed to the youngsters - some of them who have broad grins on their faces - who take their places behind the blindfolded prisoners.
The babyfaced assassins then fire several rounds of ammunition into the men’s heads, with one of the killers then appearing to celebrate by firing his gun in the air.
It’s just the latest in a series of terrifying and high choreographed video murders designed by the terror group to shock the west.
Isis carries out many of its executions in public, while carefully staging and filming others in propaganda videos like those that showing the deaths of James Foley and other Western hostages.
A four-year-old British boy was among the children used as executioners, with ever more gruesome methods of murder including rocket launchers and explosives.
Analysts say the displays of brutality are part of propaganda attempts by Isis to terrorise the West and its enemies, while quelling any possible resistance from those trapped inside its territories.