Report: British Boy Spotted Among ISIS Child Executioners in Syria

International Business Times cites a videotape that purportedly shows five children shooting at the heads of prisoners in Syria's Raqqa district.

ISIS tanks photographed in Raqqa, Syria, in March.
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A newly released videotape shows a British boy among a group of five children executing ISIS prisoners in Syria, International Business Times reports on its website.

IBT, citing footage published by SITE Intelligence Group, identifies the British child as going by the name of Abu Abdullah al-Britani, also the nom de guerre of a late British fighter for ISIS, Assad Uzzaman of Portsmouth.

The video shows five men kneeling in front of the boy executioners in the province of Raqqa. IBT says the doomed prisoners are identified as "atheist Kurds" and "spies."

In a separate story IBT reports that a British man claims he has spotted his own son in the video, saying he had not seen the boy in three years.

He accused the boy's mother, Sally Jones, a convert to Islam who is said to have joined ISIS in Syria in 2013, of brainwashing the boy, then 10.

"He was brilliant, just a normal boy – always chasing bugs, going down the park. I have had to block it out. It’s been hard, we just have to carry on. It’s disgusting he’s been brainwashed,"  British media quote the father as saying.

IBT, citing previous reports about ISIS recruiting children as fighters, says the group has shown 12 child executioners in its videos.

Der Spiegel said in July there were about 1,500 boys working for ISIS in Iraq and Syria.