It was recently revealed that a group of Syrian Army soldiers have been shot dead by a firing squad of boys, some of whom are just 10 years old.
The news was announced via video, which shows the execution of the 25 captives. According to Britain’s The Mirror, it is the latest atrocity in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
In the graphic video, the soldiers — who are believed to have been captured in the city of Homs — are paraded around the stage of an ancient amphitheater before hundreds of spectators, some of whom are waving the signature black ISIS flag. A ISIS leader then makes a speech to the audience, before the group is executed by the teenage firing squad.
The video couldn’t be independently confirmed, however. According to CNN, the execution is believed to have happened on May 27, shortly after ISIS took over the Syrian city.
Since it declared its “caliphate” last year, ISIS has allegedly killed 3,027 civilians, rebels and soldiers. Among the 1,787 civilians that have been killed are 74 children and 84 women.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that the terrorist group destroyed the historical Tadmur prison, which used to house political prisoners during the regimes of President Bashar al-Assad and his father, President Hafez al-Assad.