Islamic State Blows Up Four-Year-Old Child After Executing Father

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In yet another heinous crime committed by the Islamic State terror organization, the group has blown up a four-year-old child just one week after executing the child’s father.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, a senior official in the Iraqi national organization the Popular Mobilization Forces, Jabar el-Maamouri, said ISIS exploded “a bomb that was attached to a four-year-old child through a remote-controlled device so that his organs would be blown apart. ISIS executed the boy’s father a week ago who they accused of participating in an attack on one their outposts a month ago that killed two ISIS gunmen.”

The killings took place in the Al-Shirqat district north of Salah ad Din province.

El-Maamouri called human rights organizations to “document the crimes of ISIS and to publicize the incident to the international community to condemn its funders and supporters with money and words.”

ISIS has controlled the Al-Shirqat district since June, 2014. The area is considered to be one of the organization’s strongholds.

Elsewhere in Iraq,  a local source in Nineveh province who asked to remain anonymous told Alsumaria News that the Islamic State wiped out a village after its residents rebelled against the group.

“ISIS executed today (Monday, Dec. 28) dozens of civilians including old people, women and children in the village of Al-Choud in area of Al-Keraya  (85 kilometers south of Nineveh),” he said.

The source explained that the Islamic State conducted the executions after residents of the village demanded that Islamic State gunmen leave the village.

The vengeance was conducted after the loss suffered by the Islamic State when the Iraqi army regained the city of Ramadi. The people of the village had succeeded a few months ago to expel Islamic State gunmen from the village, however, ISIS recently returned and re-occupied the village.

In other news, Russian media reported that notorious senior Islamic State commander Abu Omar al-Shishani was arrested in Kirkuk, Iraq by American special forces Monday, Dec. 27.

Al-Shishani, is a Chechen jihadist from Georgia. Born Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili, the red-bearded commander in Syria is a former sergeant in the Georgian Army.

Following the Islamic State’s defeat in Ramadi, the capital of the Al Anbar province, the Islamic State’s “Caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a recording assuring its followers that the group is “fine and expanding every day.”

In that same offense Kurdish Peshmerga fighters recaptured a key dam in the area. 

In the online address, al-Baghdadi conceded that Western and Russian airstrikes have had taken a “calamitous” toll on the group, but insisted that the losses were part of a “pre-destined ordeal.” 

In an astonishing deviation from Islamist theology – that the group’s victories show that their pursuits are the will of Allah —  al-Baghdadi said that the deaths of thousands of the group’s jihadis were a “blessing from Allah.” 

He also bizarrely welcomed the recent widespread desertion amongst ISIS ranks, branding deserters “hypocrites and agents” and insisting that the numbers of fighters abandoning the jihadis every day is actually making the group stronger. 

The unhinged message, which was circulated amongst jihadi fighters online, is the latest evidence that the increasingly fragile hate group is falling apart amid reports it is desperately short of both fighters and weapons.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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