Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Isis is split over chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's decision to ban barbaric propaganda videos Reuters

Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has banned the terror group's execution videos.

The terror group leader is reportedly concerned about the image the barbaric footage presents of Islamic state

Al-Baghdadi is believed to have sent a missive to all of his media offices saying they are no longer permitted to depict graphic scenes of violence in their propaganda videos.

He expressed his concerns that the gruesome content might offend other Muslims and frighten their children, deterring them from supporting the warped ideologies of the terror group.

The warning comes just days after Isis released two of its most disturbing and chilling videos so far, in which children are seen carrying out executions.

In one of the videos, a young boy, aged no more than ten is seen wielding a knife and decapitating a Syrian regime army officer. Having beheaded him as an older militant looks on, he coldly places the head on his victim's back.

The murder occurred at the Western Hir Palace in the province of Homs after the soldier was captured by jihadis at the nearby Al-Bosayri army checkpoint.

The group faced worldwide condemnation following the release of barbaric execution videos in which hostages including Stephen Sotloff, were seen being beheaded by Jihadi John.

Other videos have depicted the depraved methods by which the terror group have tortured and killed their victims, including drowning groups of people in cages, throwing them off buildings and blowing people up. In one video a group of men were tied together with explosive necklaces. They have also burned people alive, most notably the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, who was captured by the militants

However, according to ARA News Al- Baghdadi's decision has created a divide within the ranks of ISIS.

While some militants agree that the brutality in the videos are detrimental to the image of the Caliphate others believe they serve as a stark warning to intimidate the enemy.

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An Islamic State propaganda video appears to show a child executioner.Source: YouTube

Syrian politician and lawyer Ferid Hisso has however, pointed out, that regardless of whether the videos are produced, the inhumanity of the militants will persist.

"Instead of banning the release of such videos, Baghdadi should have rather banned the crimes behind the scenes. 'But he has already justified the barbarism of his followers, and his decision makes no sense," Hisso told ARA News.

The decision to ban the videos will bring some sense of small relief to the relatives of those who suffer the brutality of the terrorists, who will no longer be forced to relive the horror of their loved ones tragic last moments on the internet.