We wrote several days ago about how ISIS had captured over 200 children and is planning to use them as human shields.
In a harrowing video captured by a drone, it shows as ISIS fighter dragging a child and using him as human shield, just as planned:
The black and white video shows the jihadi pulling the child along as they attempt to cross a road surrounded by several buildings. The two make it to a side street, but it’s not clear what happens to them after the footage cuts out.
The video was released following a report from the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights agency, which said earlier this week the Islamic radicals have kidnapped 197 children in western Mosul, and could be planning on using them as human shields.
Erbil-based BasNews.com said the militants intend to use the abducted children as human shields in their defense of the captured city against advancing coalition troops.
The coalition forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, have for months been seeking to liberate the city, which is one of IS’ last remaining strongholds in Iraq.
As many as 4,000 civilians have been killed in and around Mosul as the battle between the coalition and IS rages on. (source)