Moment ISIS father sends son on death mission to kill
A PHOTOGRAPHER with the Islamic State (ISIS) captured the horrifying moment a child suicide bomber kisses his father goodbye before ramming his truck into Syrian soldiers killing himself and them instantly.
An ISIS child bomber kisses his father goodbye
The youngster, who appears to be aged around 11, is identified as Abu ‘Imara al-‘Omri in an ISIS propaganda shot which boasts how the boy helped them wrestle back control of the village of Ghazl near Aleppo, in Syria.The shocking images show the primary school age child toting a gun and gazing wistfully into the distance, while another shot shows his fortified truck, which would be packed with explosives, and reinforced to defy a hail of bullets from desperate troops trying to ward off an attack.
The final photograph shows young Abu, sitting inside the dark truck, kissing his father’s hand as readers are told he received his blessing ahead of the suicide mission.
There is another photograph in the series which shows ISIS fighters being given a prep talk ahead of their assault on Ghazl once Abu has helped clear the way by killing soldiers.
The extremists are increasingly using Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attacks against Assad’s troops and government soldiers in Iraq to maximise the number of kills in one strike.Young Abu is thought to be one of the “Caliphate Cubs” where children are groomed to be ISIS fighters of the future, taught brutal techniques in fighting and how to carry out executions.
The young suicide bomber prepares for his mission
Young Abu kisses his father goodbye
Those fighting ISIS say “brainwashed” child soldiers are an alarmingly common sight. Kurdish commander Aziz Abdullah Hadur, who leads Peshmerga fighters in clashes against ISIS in Iraq, said being confronted with child soldiers was difficult.
“When they make it through our lines they kill our fighters.
“You don’t know what to do because if you don’t kill them they’ll kill you.”
Abu drives off for his suicide mission
ISIS fighters have a prep talk before the battle near Aleppo, Syria