Islamic State has released a propaganda video that shows five children, one of whom it identifies as British, murdering Kurdish prisoners.
The footage, released overnight on Friday, features five boys wearing military-type clothing and holding pistols while standing in a row behind five men kneeling in orange jumpsuits Great News Network.
Each of the children is captioned in the video with names that Isis has used before to denote a fighter’s country of origin. A white boy with blue eyes is labeled “Abu Abdullah al-Britani” (the Briton), but the child’s identity has not been verified.
According to the BBC, a child captioned “Abu al-Bara al-Tunisi” (the Tunisian) addresses the men – apparently Kurdish fighters – promising more violence.
The other children are said to be Abu Ishaq al-Masri (the Egyptian), Abu Fu’ad al-Kurdi (the Kurd), and Yusuf al-Uzbaki (the Uzbek). It is not known where the video was filmed.
In February, Isis released a video purportedly showing a young British boy, thought to be four-year-old Isa Dare, blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside. He is the son of the Muslim extremist Grace “Khadija” Dare, from Lewisham, south-east London, who traveled to Syria in 2012.