FOX NEWS - A boy with a sniper rifle claiming to be the son of American parents is the new face of Islamic State propaganda, vowing in a video that the bloodthirsty militants will “defeat” President Trump, the “puppet of the Jews.”
The boy – who says he is 10 years old and goes by the name of Yusuf – claims he is the son of a U.S. veteran who fought in the Iraq War and that he immigrated to Islamic State territory with his mother two years ago, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). His claims could not be independently confirmed.
"My message to Trump, the puppet of the Jews: Allah has promised us victory and promised you defeat,” the boy says in the video. “This battle is not going to end in Raqqa or Mosul; it's going to end in your lands. By the will of Allah, we will have victory, so get ready for the fighting has just begun."
The video, which was released Wednesday, shows Yusuf and his purported 7-year-old friend Abdallah at locations throughout the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. Yusuf says he “didn't know much about Islam except the name” prior to arriving in ISIS lands. In other scenes, Yusuf is depicted holding a sniper rifle, MEMRI reported.
"We are not scared of their planes, because we know they don't fly except by the rule of Allah,” the child boasts.
Last month, Iraq declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, the country's second largest city, after a grueling nine-month campaign. An operation to retake the city of Tal Afar operation began Sunday, and is aimed at driving ISIS from one of the last major pockets it controls in Iraq, The Associated Press reported.