The use of children in extremist Jihad has become increasingly prevalent in recent times. It immediately shocks and confounds normal sensibilities and causes dismay in constructed reasoning. The concept of child soldiers is an alien reality to the Western war machine.
In Nigeria children have been strapped with explosives and remotely detonated (here)…IS have also cultivated a similar canon fodder pool which is rich with broken hearted orphans and lost children, waifs of war.
The video below shows a teenage child holding an automatic pistol, after a dialogue of text, the teenager shoots both men who kneel on the ground in front of him. The men, as yet unidentified, are possibly Russian civil contractors who have been kidnapped in Syria.