The Islamic State terror group has released a new propaganda video showing a baby-faced child soldier, dressed in black, shooting a suspected Iraqi spy in the head from point blank range, according to an anti-ISIS citizen journalism website.
The video shows the "accused," dressed in orange, making a confession that he spied on the terror group in the Iraqi town of Al-Qa'im, Daily Mail reported, citing a report by the citizen journalism website, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The man seems to be under duress as he says he regrets being involved in the covert operation and urges the United States-led coalition to stop airstrikes in ISIS territory.
The child executioner, on the other hand, looks calm as he is shown loading his handgun, kneeling next to the man and the shooting him in the head. The boy continues to shoot the man even after he falls down and his body can be seen lying on the ground without any movement.
Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, calls its child soldiers "the cubs of the caliphate," and is preparing them to be the next generation of terrorists.
The video also shows several children being indoctrinated in a classroom before they are trained to become terrorists. And shows them being kicked in their private parts by their trainer to "toughen them up."
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recently banned the sharing of barbaric execution videos online, apparently so as not to offend fellow Muslims who might think the videos are scary for children.
The video was released in May.
ISIS is an offshoot of al-Qaeda and wants to establish a caliphate in the Levant region and beyond. It has gained control over large swathes of territories in Syria and Iraq. Its main targets include religious minorities, including Christians.
The terror group has executed more than 2,618 people, including 1,511 civilians, since last June, when it declared its "caliphate," according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which released the statistics last month.
The executions were carried out mostly by beheading, shooting or stoning. ISIS has also executed at least 139 of its own members for "exceeding the limits in religion and spying for foreign countries," mostly after they were trying to go back to their homes.