The execution of a child by militants of the rebel group ‘Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki’ has drawn widespread attention and condemnation. More footage surrounding the event has just been released, and appears to show the last words and wishes of the child who would later be executed by rebels in Northern Aleppo.
The victim is seen among a group of fighters from the US and Turkish backed militant group, in the same red pick-up truck that features in their video of his execution. In a chilling exchange the jihadist militants can be seen taunting the child, taking selfies, and threatening him with ‘slaughter’.
When asked about his final wish, the child asks to be shot rather than slaughtered. Their shocking answer? “Slaughter. We are even worse than ISIS”