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Daesh executes seven-year-old boy for swearing

IANS/AKI/Beirut
Filed on May 7, 2016 | Last updated on May 7, 2016 at 06.43 am
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(Reuters)

Muaz Hassan was put to death on Thursday before a crowd of several hundred people in the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa, local news website Aranews reported.

The Daesh militant group has executed a seven-year-old boy in northern Syria after he allegedly swore during a game of football, according to a report.

Muaz Hassan was put to death on Thursday before a crowd of several hundred people in the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa, local news website Aranews reported.

His parents were taken ill at the scene of the execution, Aranews said.

Daesh police arrested the boy on Monday after he swore at while playing football with his friends, activists were quoted as telling Aranews.

Daesh has in the past two years executed hundreds of civilians, activists and journalists in the swathes of territory under its control in Syria and Iraq, but this is believed to be the first time the group has killed such a young child.


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