In January, ISIL media outlet al-Hayat Media Center released a video of two men speaking Russian. The video states that the two Russians were members of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) who had been assigned to infiltrate the group. The video then shows a child shooting the hostages. The FSB and the Russian embassy in Syria have not commented on the video.
"Aside from kidnapping children, killing, beheading or burning them, we saw how children had been used in the war, in Syria and Iraq, when children shot the Russian hostage(s) to death," Ali Aqeel Khalil told Sputnik.
Khalil stated that the groups became "cancer-like" due to their actions, and will continue to spread until they are stopped.
"There is no international law or convention that would make these terror groups stop. There should be cooperative efforts to face them," Khalil said.
According to UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, up to 350 children as young as five years old are being trained by the ISIL in Raqqa, Syria.