ISIS militants reportedly executed a 7-year-old boy in the city of Raqqa, Syria, according to ABNA.
Muaz Hassan was allegedly executed in front of hundreds of people in Naeem Square in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.
According to NDTV, the child was executed for swearing during a soccer game. A source said the child was heard "cursing divinity," which was "considered an insult to caliphate, regardless of the age of the boy."
According to eyewitnesses, an ISIS militant read a statement explaining the reasons for the execution before he was shot in the square. After Muaz was dead, his parents reportedly collapsed in front of the crowd of several hundred.
ISIS has executed hundreds of civilians in recent years, but it is believed that this is the first young child publicly executed by the terror organization.