London: A 14-year-old child who was recently shown apparently executing an Iraqi spy in an ISIS video, was reportedly killed in an air strike, reports said.
SITE Intelligence Group cited jihadists saying that the boy identified as Abu Omar Qawqaz, who executed a spy in a May video released by the ISIS, was killed in an airstrike.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 1, 2015
An ISIS video released in May appeared to show the same child executing an alleged Iraqi spy.
The slick video showed the child loading a 9mm handgun as his victim, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, kneels on ground.
The teenager, who is shown dressed in black with an Islamic State (IS) logo on his chest, then shoots the man dead and makes a statement to the United States, Russia and Europe vowing to wage terror on a global scale, according to the report.
However, the boy is never seen in the same frame when the fatal shots were fired, raising suspicions that the video has been carefully doctored to make it appear he was the executioner, though the shots were fired by an adult, as per the report.
The video also raises the disturbing possibility that young boys are increasingly being groomed to become the next generation of 'Jihadi Johns', the ISIS fighter charged with carrying out the most high-profile executions for the terror group.
Iraqi terror expert Nasser Kataw contended that the jihadists drugged its young killers to make them look brave.
With Agency inputs