A (nearly) nine minute video released through sendvid from Wilāyat al-Raqqah, August 26th, called “The Crumbling Nations” has spiked the interest of a number of groups as it shows the child executioners of Raqqa. This is by no means a new phenomenon and has been well documented over the last two years. Children play an important part in Daesh propaganda and continue to do so. In this video the boys have been labelled, as Abdullah al-Britani (the Briton), al-Masri (the Egyptian), al-Tunisi (the Tunisian), al-Kurdi (the Kurd) and al-Uzbaki (the Uzbek). (The yelling or shrieking is ear splitting and has been adjusted in this video)
“To the atheist Kurds, what is between me and you are days during which the hair of young children turns grey. The war with you has yet to begin. Neither America, France, Britain, nor Germany will benefit you,”
Update 30 August – al-Britani Child identified by father (here)
Video has appeared back in November 2015 showing the children in school.(tangent code)
The video contains three executions one performed by the ubiquitous camo wearing Mujahideen, then the children and finally the bearded old men squad of four. (It is interesting to note that ammo is used sparingly.)
Interspersed in between the blood fest are images of coalition bombing aftermaths and Obama rants, which follow the formula of Daesh videos from the media production arm.