ISIS released a sickening video of ‘boy soldiers executing 25 captives in amphitheatre as audience watches on’
Islamic State has released a video purportedly showing the horrific execution of 25 captives carried out by boy soldiers. The footage is the latest atrocity to emerge from the city of Palmyra in Syria. Made with the telltale high production values of previous IS videos, it shows victims believed to be Syrian Army soldiers captured in Homs.
They are paraded on the stage of an ancient amphitheatre in front of hundreds of spectators, some waving the black IS flag. An extremist leader makes a speech to the audience via a megaphone before they are executed. The killers are a firing squad of boy soldiers, some of whom appear to be no more than 10-years-old.