ISIS jihadis have flogged a group of teenagers as punishment for playing football, it has been revealed.
The teenagers, members of the so-called “cubs of the caliphate” received 20 lashes, while the one who decided to start the game received 50 thrashes of the whip.
Their cruel punishment was handed down after the young boys left the line of duty in Hawija, Kirkuk to have a quick kick about.
Football is banned under the cruel regime of ISIS, just one of the many restrictions the terror tyrants place on the day to day lives of their captive citizens.
An Iraqi source said: “IS punished six of the ‘Cubs of the Caliphate’ in a village in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, as they were playing football instead of leaving a security point they were charge of securing.
“Everyone was punished with 20 lashes, while one of them was punished with 50 lashes, for being behind the idea of playing.”
The brainwashed “cubs” are made up of young boys who are forced into potentially deadly tasks including transferring explosives and carrying out suicide attacks.
It comes amid claims ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, according to those fighting the depraved Daesh in the Middle East.
Baghdadi’s alleged death as a result of an airstrike in Syria, was initially reported by the Russian foreign ministry.
But doubt is now being spread amid reports that al-Baghdadi has gone into hiding.
An Iraqi interior ministry told Al-Arabiya the terrorist group head is “likely still alive and hiding near Raqqa”.