A sickening ISIS video has emerged which shows 200 Syrian children being lined up and executed by militants, which is believed to have been filmed in late August 2014.
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The video was leaked by an anti-ISIS activist in Yemen, and quickly went viral across social media, with many users expressing their utter shock and condemnation for the horrors displayed in the video.
The children are believed to be prisoners of war who were captured by ISIS in 2014, after the terrorist regime overran the Assad held Tabqa airbase in Syria.
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Forced to lie side-by-side and with their faces in the dirt, the video shows about 200 Assad regime soldiers fighting in the Syrian Arab Army stretched out in a long line to the left and right.
Behind them, at least a dozen gunmen armed with assault rifles and handguns stand poised and ready to fire.
One militant then begins firing at point blank range – shooting each prisoner individually as he makes along the row of victims.
Others beside him also open fire, mostly using their machine guns, and the area is filled with dust, obscuring much of the bloodshed.
The video is believed to have been filmed close to Tabqa airbase after the strategic site was overrun by militants.
ISIS continues to control a swathe of territory, including Raqqa, the capital of the terrorists’ self-proclaimed caliphate.
ISIS is known to have carried out mass executions of prisoners in the past. In one instance, 1,700 Iraqi military cadets were slaughtered in a mass killing that lasted an entire day and night.
Grisly footage of the killings – likely to rank among the group’s worst atrocities – showed executions on an industrial scale near Tikrit in Iraq.
Young men were filmed falling from trucks and pleading for their lives before being lay down in shallow graves and sprayed with bullets.
Others were shot individually and their bodies dumped into the Tigris River, while an excavator was required to shift vast piles of bodies as the executions continued into the night.
In addition to the mass killings, the terrorists have also attempted to invent new ways in which to murder people.
Public beheadings, dismemberment, and throwing people from tall buildings are a common occurrence within ISIS territory.
Other killings are held in areas of significance. After the jihadis overran the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, in May, they killed dozens inside its ancient Roman amphitheatre.