This is the shocking moment a young Kurdish girl fires a machine gun at ISIS (Daesh), before boasting she has killed 400 of the Islamic militants – as she is egged on with cries of ‘kill, kill’.
The little girl, who appears to be around six or seven, is shown sitting on a ridge in her bright pink jumper and trainers, just behind the large machine gun.
She chats away to a man behind the camera, telling him she is ‘shooting at Daesh’ in Kurdish – before firing several rounds into the desert.
The video – entitled Young YPG Girl Shoots PK Machine Gun – was posted in January, but has only recently emerged on social networks.
YPG is the acronym for the People’s Protection Unit, which has been battling ISIS since the extremists rise to power last year.
But while ISIS are known for using young recruits to carry out executions, fight and even become suicide bombers, the Kurds have so far kept their children out of the battle.
One of the most horrifying videos released by the Islamists showed a young boy seeming to execute a so-called spy.
They have also released a video of dozens of ‘child soldiers’ from Kazakhstan, apparently being trained to fight against ISIS enemies.
Instead, they are famous for their female recruits: it has proved to be one of their strengths against the militants, as they appear to believe if they are killed by a woman they will not be rewarded with 72 virgins in the afterlife.
As a result ISIS fighters have been reluctant to enter battles with the Women’s Protection Units, or YPJ, reportedly leading to descent within the ranks of the terrorists and hastening their retreat from battles in places like Kobane.