Children as young as eight years old can be seen shooting prisoners in the back of the head in ISIS’ latest execution video.
The children are a part of the “cubs of the caliphate,” known to be children brainwashed by ISIS. These children are not only used as propaganda pieces for the videos, however. They are also being used to man security posts, work alongside ISIS police officers and, in some cases, even fight for the caliphate.
The footage shows two young children dressed in black and armed with handguns, forcing the prisoners on their knees in front of a doorway in Afghanistan, according to the Daily Mail.
The two children pull back the heads of their captives and label them as “spies.” One of the young children starts ranting at the camera before carrying out the execution.
In a separate scene, three men are executed by four adults standing next to an ISIS flag.
In January, an ISIS propaganda video was released showing young children executing prisoners of war.