Sick jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria.
The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be.
According to reports, a jihadist overheard a mother 'swear to Allah' that she would behead her daughter if she did not return home from playing. Instead of ignoring the throw-away remark the woman was reported for what she said.
It was decided that as she 'swore to god' she should carry out the act. The mother however refused to kill her child so the jihadists decapitated the defenceless little girl as 'punishment' for her mother's behaviour.
Not content with taking the child's life they then forced the mother to soak her hands in the girl's blood after she died. The shocking tale was revealed by a woman who escaped from the terrorists who told the story to the Iran-based Al Alam International News Channel
She said: "A mother told her four-year daughter to go home and she refused. And then the mother told her unintentionally 'go home and I swear to God that I will behead you if you don't.'"
"But they beheaded the little girl and soaked her mother's hands in her daughter's blood," the woman added. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous through fear of reprisals, told the news agency that the beheading took place in the notorious al-Naeem square.
The square is said to be filled with the heads of those slaughtered by jihadists who have become adept at scaring civilians into submission. "They rape women, take children to war, loot houses and threaten people in Raqqa with beheadings if they don't agree with their daughters' marriage with the Isis members," the woman continued.
Although the woman's story could not be confirmed by IBTimes UK, a number of other similar petty executions have been reported from their self-declared caliphate. Only last week the extremists crucified three men in the street after giving them 70 lashes as punishment for breaking their Ramadan fast.