ISIS militants apparently strapped a bomb on a 4-year-old child and remotely detonated it in northern Iraq. This came after the terrorists killed his father, according to a report.
— Metro (@MetroUK) January 4, 2016
ISIS cancer is just in this image. A child forced to say: “We’ll kill all infidels”. Another generation lost. pic.twitter.com/wjzKeuD8qP
— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) January 3, 2016
Maamouri said ISIS deteonated “a bomb that was attached to a four-year-old child through a remote-controlled device so that his organs would be blown apart.”
“ISIS executed the boy’s father a week ago who they accused of participating in an attack on one their outposts a month ago that killed two ISIS gunmen,” he added.
Maamouri called on human rights organizations to come “document the crimes of ISIS and to publicize the incident to the international community to condemn its funders and supporters with money and words.”
ISIS, known as ISIL or Daesh, has increasingly relied on child soldiers to do its bidding. The terror group also frequently features children in its propaganda videos and photos. Earlier in 2015, ISIS used a boy who is probably no more than 10 years old in a video that shows him shooting and killing an alleged spy.
Recently, the group released a propaganda video that shows another young boy, who has been described as “Jihadi Junior” by several media outlets, dressed in a military outfit and wearing a bandana.
“We are going to go kill the [nonbelievers] over there,” the boy says in the video. A U.K. man named Sunday Dare told a TV station the child featured in the video is his grandson. The boy was apparently taken to Syria in 2012.
“He doesn’t know anything,” Dare was quoted as saying by Opposing Views. “He’s a small boy. They are just using him as a shield.”
— #TruthAboutISIS (@TruthAboutISIS) December 12, 2015
This week, another source in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Province said that ISIS took out an entire village after residents rebelled against the group. The source talked to Ahlul Bayt News Agency, but wished to remain anonymous.
“ISIS executed dozens of civilians including old people, women and children in the village of Al-Choud in area of Al-Keraya (85 kilometers south of Nineveh),” the source said.