Fighters from a US-backed Syrian militant group have been filmed brutally beheading a child as young as 11.
The video captures Nour al-Din al-Zenki fighters in the back of a truck with a child they claim is an al-Quds soldier supporting Assad’s Syrian forces.
One of the fighters shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning ‘God is great’ after taking a small knife to the boy’s throat and cutting off his head in the Palestinian refugee Handarat Camp in Northern Aleppo.
The child, who is clearly under the age of 12, was arrested by the Islamist militants for allegedly being Palestinian Liwaa Al Quds, al-Quds Brigade fighter, according to Russia News Now.
Sickening footage shot immediately before the boy is slaughtered shows him in ragged clothes surrounded by bearded militants in the back of a pick-up truck.
One of them holds him by the hair and slaps him in the face.
Judging by his ragged clothes and the marks on his arms, it appears the boy was impoverished and may have been tortured before he was murdered in the video, seen by MailOnline.
The boy is placed face-down in the back of the truck with his arms tied behind his back when the executioner is handed a small knife by a fellow fighter.
He then cuts the boy’s throat before shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and holds his head aloft.
Before the video ends, he places the head on the boy’s back before jumping down from the SUV.
Nour al-Din al-Zenki is part of the Levant Front, and its allies the Islamic Front and the Free Syrian Army are fighting to overthrow the Assad regime.
It is also battling ISIS and the U.S government supplied the group with money and anti-tank missiles.
Named for Emir of Aleppo Nur ad-Din, the movement was formed in Aleppo to fight against the Syrian Arab Army, and it joined the Army of Mujahideen in the war against the Islamic State.
The United States supplied the group with money and BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles during its war against ISIS and the government.
In December 2014, it joined the Levant Front and also the Fatah Halab operations room.
As noted in this post just days ago, Nour al-Din al-Zenki is is a CIA-approved rebel group.
Twitter has no problem with Muslim beheading videos:
<blockquote class=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”ar” dir=”rtl”>مقاتلو حركة نور الدين الزنكي تذبح احد اسرى لواء القدس في حندرات وهو طفل لا يتجاوز عمره 13 عاما <a href=”https://t.co/sT6S0NXRf0″>pic.twitter.com/sT6S0NXRf0</a></p>— Fadi Hussein (@fadihussein8) <a href=”https://twitter.com/fadihussein8/status/755377124744105985″>July 19, 2016</a></blockquote>