The ISIL terrorist group executed a seven-year-old boy in Syria’s Northeastern city of Raqqa, human rights activists and eyewitnesses said.
“The ISIL has executed the child in the Naeem Square in the city of Raqqa, the main stronghold of the terrorist group in Syria,” the sources told ARA news.
The activists said that ISIL terrorists executed the boy on charges of ‘insulting divinity’.
“ISIL police arrested the Muaz Hassan earlier this week in the city of Raqqa, after they heard him ‘cursing divinity’, while playing in the street with his friends,” the source quoted an ISIL member of Islamic Court as saying. “The act was considered an insult to the Caliphate, regardless of the age of the boy.”
Over the past two years, ISIL has publicly executed hundreds of civilians, activists, and journalists on various charges in areas under its control across Syria and Iraq.
However, it is the first time the extremist group executes a child.