The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a new propaganda video in which dozens of Khazakh children appear training with assault rifles at a training camp, UK’s Daily Mail reported Sunday.
In the video titled “Race towards good,” which was reportedly produced by Al Hayat Media Center - ISIS' media wing, around 20 children who look like they are aged between four and 12 are seen wearing matching same grey uniforms performing a series of drills under the supervision of what appears to be the group's leader, a bearded adult in a black tunique.
“Meet some of our newest brothers from the land of Kazakhstan. They responded to the crusader aggression with their hijrah and raced to prepare themselves and their children, knowing very well that their final return is to Allah,” the video states.
“Soon they [the children] will be ready to join the army of the Islamic State [ISIS],” the video adds, before revealing children shouting God is great in Arabic.
One boy, who identifies himself as Abdullah, is filmed as he swiftly and efforlessly re-assembles what looks like an AK-47 assault rifle, apparently to highlight the children's prowess at handling weapons.
"I am from Kazhakistan ... I am in a training camp. [My leader] is Abu Bak al-Baghdadi," the boy tells an interviewer.
"I will be the one who slaughters you, oh kuffar. I will be a mujahid, God willing," he adds.
The footage also show the young boys sitting in a classroom where they are being taught ISIS' radical interpretation of Sharia law.
The video, which is in both Arabic and Kazakh is subtitled in three different languages including English.