Sources in Jarablus, Syria, which is 77 miles northeast of Aleppo and near the Turkish border, told ARA News that Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants savagely tortured two 9-year-old boys for playing instead of praying.
“They were playing in front of the mosque and did not enter for praying,” explained one of the militants.
Residents witnessed the cruel beatings as they left a mosque after a prayer service. The same source claimed the terrorists tortured another child in the city earlier this week.
“He fled with his family from the city of Hama,” said the source. “We could not know the reason behind their brutal behavior against the child.”
ISIS tortures and beats anyone who violates rules the terrorist group implements in their caliphate. They regularly target women and children.
“Well, many incidents took place in the IS-held city of al-Bab near Aleppo and proved that many IS militants have nothing to do with religion and jihad,” claimed Kurdish journalist Mohamed Saleh. “They only implement orders of their extremist leaders in their areas of control and sometimes they exceed the orders themselves. Therefore, lots of violations committed against minors and women are based on the personal behavior of the IS-linked thugs.”
In August 2014, The Daily Beast interviewed a 14-year-old Syrian boy who managed to escape his ISIS kidnappers. He recounted the times he heard his friends screaming from the “torture room.” He also witnessed his friends “in car tires, hung from the ceiling and beaten.”
The horrific treatment is not limited to Assyrians and people in Syria. In February, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report that details how ISIS is “killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq.” The committee received numerous reports of “several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”