The Islamic State group’s latest video, like all its others, pledges death and destruction to the West. However, in its newest installment the terror faction uses heavily armed children to get its message across.
The video, entitled "Blood for Blood" released on Friday, sees a group of prepubescent children plotting jihadi attacks, loading machine guns and singing songs in French warning the West of further terror attacks.
Most of children featured in the slick piece appear to be no more than ten years of age and are shown gathering weapons. A boy, who appears to be of European descent, is a prominent part of the video throughout.
"You grant yourselves the right to massacre us/In the name of your so-called precious freedoms/Your goods, your lives, to us none of it is sacred/Your blood will flow for your heinous crimes," a French-speaking boy sings, with video translations in English and Arabic.
"...Beware, we have what we need to defend ourselves/Well-armed soldiers are ready to kill you... Beware, we are ready to fight back/Our swords are sharpened to slice necks," he continues.
"Beware, men are ready to blow themselves up/Ready to respond to the evil you have brought/Beware, your roads will soon be rigged with mines/By well-trained and determined brothers/Beware, your end is already planned/Our warriors are everywhere, ready to sacrifice themselves."
Images of U.S. President Barack Obama also feature heavily with footage of him shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a bilateral meeting, Obama and Putin as well as Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at last November's G20 summit in Turkey, and Obama again at the U.N.
This is not the first time the Islamic State group have released a video with the so-called 'Cubs of the Caliphate.'
A video released in February purportedly shows a four-year-old recruit, Jihadi Junior Isa Dare, blowing up a car carrying spies.Another short featured a 12-year-old known as "jihadi Jane Junior" executing female captives.