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'British boy executing prisoner' in IS video

Published 27/08/2016

A boy said to be British features in the IS video
A boy said to be British features in the IS video

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video featuring a child - purportedly British - appearing to execute a prisoner.

The video shows five boys standing in front of five men in orange jumpsuits and the boy captioned as Abu Abdullah al-Britani (the Briton) is white.

A child captioned Abu al-Bara al-Tunisi (the Tunisian) addresses the men - apparently Kurdish fighters - promising more violence, according to the BBC.

The other children are said to be Abu Ishaq al-Masri (the Egyptian), Abu Fu'ad al-Kurdi (the Kurd) and Yusuf al-Uzbaki (the Uzbek).

The identity of the child said to be British has not been verified.

Children have featured prominently in IS propaganda.

In February, IS released a video purportedly showing a young British boy - thought to be four-year-old Isa Dare - blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.

He is the the son of Muslim extremist Grace "Khadija" Dare from Lewisham, south-east London, who travelled to Syria in 2012.

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