Yazidi teen in ISIS propaganda video reveals ordeal, how he was taught to behead
A Yazidi teenager Raghab Ahmed, who was forced to appear in the ISIS propaganda video, has made shocking revelations how he was trained to behead.
Mosul: A Yazidi teenager Raghab Ahmed, who was forced to appear in the ISIS propaganda video, has made shocking revelations how he was trained to behead.
While speaking exclusively to The Daily Mail, the 14-yr-old said that the militants forced them to pray in front of AK-47s and gave instructed on how to behead by telling them 'grab the head, pull it back and cut from the neck.'
Raghab revealed that he was forced to appear in the video shot in Raqqa featuring other children, as young as five, which showed them performing military exercises and using AK 47 assault rifles.
Describing ISIS commander Abu Walid, with whom he had appeared in the video, the Yazidi teen said that the militant was involved in terror group's sex slave trade.
Giving details about the routine at the training camp, he said that the day started at 4 am with prayers, followed by lectures from 9 am to 12 pm and then military training till 5 pm, the report stated.
Raghab said that they were trained to use weapons, behead and even hate their parents as they were told that “Yazidis are Kaffir (non-believers)”.
The militants would “beat them in the belly and walk over” him to make him stronger, he reportedly said.
The family members of the Yazidi teen, comprising his parents, younger brother and sister, was abducted by ISIS in August last year.
While they managed to flee to safety recently with the help of people smuggler, the fate of his father remains unknown.
Shortly after the abduction, the ISIS men arrived at their house to take him and his younger brother for training.
While Raghab was taken to the Farouk Institute for Cubs, his mother managed to save her younger son Gayat (11) by saying that he was teaching them Quran.
Raghab has also shared photos of several militants working for the terror group which he had stolen from a fighter, the report stated.