Child Beheading July 2016

Abdullah Issa

Just when you think beheading videos had reached the limit of hell on earth, a child beheading video appears which adds one more tier of human evil.

The video starts with a group of men standing around a tray truck with a teenager in amongst them. The teen, who has been named via Social Media as Abdullah Issa, seems disorientated and drowsy. One of the men lightly slaps his face, in an attempt to keep the teen from fainting. This may also have something to do with the intravenous drip which is seen in the teens arm, a bag can also be seen bandaged around his waist. The men from Turkish-backed ‘Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement’, claimed the teen was a fighter from Liwa al-Quds (aka The Jerusalem Brigade), a Palestinian pro – Government militia operations in the Aleppo area, who was captured, or more likely “dragged out of a hospital bed”, in Handarat by members of a local rebel group. Liwaa Al Quds have been driven out of their homes in the Handarat Camp once Islamist militants took over the neighborhood. Today, the group is fighting alongside the Syrian Army to retake the Camp

The video appeared after violent clashes between pro-government forces and rebels in the vicinity of Handarat on Tuesday, 18 July 2016.