New ISIL propaganda video shows young British boy executing ‘spies’ with a pistol

A young boy was pictured “spies” in a newly released ISIL  video on Friday.

The film shows five boys apparently aged as young as six or seven year dead kneeling captives.

Captions on the online film identify one of the young pistol-wielding executioners, who are all wearing identical military-style uniforms, as a Briton called Abu Abdullah al-Britani.

The other executioners, who are all of similar ages, are Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian and Uzbek according to captions of the video shot in Syria’s Raqqa province.

Last night the identity of the allegedly British child executioner remained unclear. The same name was previously used by another , from Portsmouth, who was killed in Syria in July 2015.

Research earlier this year estimated that up to 50 British children are being brought up in the self-styled caliphate of ISIL, after being taken to the region by their parents. Boys face indoctrination with a rigid ISIL curriculum and training that includes shooting practice and martial arts.

At least 12 child killers have appeared in ISIL propaganda videos. One British boy, Isa Dare, the young son of bride Grace “Khadijah” Dare from south-east London, appeared in a video in January saying that jihadists will “kill the kuffar” (unbelievers).

Sally Jones, a mother of two from Chatham, Kent, who travelled to Syria and married a British jihadist, reportedly took her 10-year-old son with her.

The nine-minute video shows the shooting of prisoners identified as “atheist Kurds”.

One child, Abu al-Bara’a al-Tunisi, then says “To the atheist Kurds, what is between me and you are days during which the hair of young children turns grey. The war with you has yet to begin. Neither America, France, Britain, nor Germany will benefit you,” according to Site Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi propaganda.

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