The Islamic State has released a new video showing children performing several executions, one of which includes a toddler who shoots a prisoner in what seems to be an abandoned ball pit.
At the end of 2016, ISIS released an 18-minute video that shows a toddler dressed in white entering an abandoned playground with broken balls scattered all around. As he approaches a male prisoner tied to the fence, an adult fighter gives him a small gun which the small boy takes and fires five times, Christian News details.
After gunning down the prisoner, the toddler is heard saying "Allahu akbar," which means "Allah is the greatest."
The same video also shows other children killling ISIS prisoners. In other scenes, the kids are seen being trained for carrying out executions. The said footage is believed to have been shot in Deir ez-Zor in Syria and the victims were reportedly accused of spying.
In August last year, the Daily Mail published a report about a nine-minute ISIS video which shows five children, including a British boy, executing prisoners in Syria. The five boys clad in camouflage and bearing handguns are believed to be from Britain, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Like the toddler in the latest ISIS video, the boys are heard shouting "Allahu akbar" in unison before raising their weapons and shooting their victims. The footage later shows the prisoners' bodies with gunshot wounds on their heads.
The gruesome videos of ISIS using children to carry out its executions come amid reports that the terror group is running out of adult fighters because of the offensives against it. According to the Quilliam Foundation, there are around 50 British kids "growing up on jihad" and being trained to become ISIS fighters.
ISIS has reportedly been using the so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" as its fighters as the militant group's soldiers were driven out of their strongholds in Iraq and Syria.