The boy jihadis: Sickening new images reveal gun-toting children as young as eight watching ISIS executions in Iraq
Shocking video emerged today showing armed militant children - some no older than eight - proudly overseeing the execution of a prisoner in cold blood as jihadi fighters continue their ruthless drive to topple Iraq.
Footage shows a man surrounded by a baying mob of masked insurgents reportedly in the city of Mosul which was taken by ISIS militants last week.
Among the separatists, a number of children are seen brandishing automatic weapons as they watch on unmoved just a few feet away.
The prisoner is then made to kneel on the ground before being shot in the back of the head, prompting cheers from the crowd.
As battles raged in Baqubah, less than an hour's drive from Baghdad, there were reports that more than 44 detainees were slaughtered by Shia prison guards as the Sunni militants attacked a police station in the city.