The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has released a propaganda video showing a father sending his son on a suicide mission near the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The 23-minute video, circulated by the radical Islamist group on Friday, shows the father interviewing the boy, named as Abu Imar al-Omari, about the martyrdom operation, as well as his training for the car bomb attack.
An ISIS militant shows Omari how to drive the vehicle and detonate the explosives. The footage ends purporting to show the boy, who looks no older than 12, carrying out the explosion in the distance against Syrian regime forces north of the embattled Syrian city.
“I hope that the suicide attack will be my greatest moment,” he tells the camera before the operation, saying that his father was the person who persuaded him to carry out such an attack.
According to a translation cited in The Times of Israel, the father says of his son’s operation: “A man who fears for his son’s welfare doesn’t let him save himself from the fires of hell.”