By Theodore Shoebat
Islamic State terrorists have beheaded a 4-year-old girl in the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and forced her mother to soak her hands in her daughter’s blood, an Iranian news outlet has reported.
A Syrian woman who recently escaped the wrath of IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) told the Tehran-based Al Alam International News Channel on the condition of anonymity about a terrifying incident that led to the decapitation of an innocent child.
“A mother told her 4-year daughter to go home and she refused and then the mother told her unintentionally ‘go home and I swear to God that I will behead you if you don’t,’” the woman recalled. “And one of the ISIS members heard this and told the mother ‘since you swore to God you should behead her,’ but the mother strongly opposed.”
“But they beheaded the little girl and soaked her mother’s hands in her daughter’s blood,” she said.
While the woman’s story has not been confirmed, numerous reports have emerged in the last two years since IS took over large swaths of area in Iraq and Syria about how the militant group has mistreated, tortured and killed young children.
Earlier this year, a senior official from an Iraqi-state sponsored Shiite militia claimed that IS had executed a 4-year-old boy in Iraq’s al-Shirqat district by detonating an explosive device “that was attached to the child through a remote-controlled device so that his organs would be blown apart.”