A shocking image has been recovered of a baby girl moments from being beheaded by the dreaded ISIS militants. The image was one of several other pictures that emerged out of phones retrieved from dead fanatics recovered by Kurdish soldiers in the Syrian town of Kobane.
The image reportedly shows the child being pinned to the floor with a knife held to her throat by the jihadist. It is reported that the baby possibly belonged to a family of Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been regularly targeted by the so called Islamic State militants. It is also feared that the baby was killed along with her family.
Highlighting the terror of the group, many fighters have circulated the picture on Facebook and have nicknamed the little girl as 'Melek', which means 'angel'.
British tabloid Daily Mail reported that other pictures showing beheadings and jihadists playing football with the severed heads of victims have also emerged from the phones.
A source who reportedly obtained the picture of the girl from YPH soldiers told Mail: "Each time I look at this picture it makes we weep. You can see how frightened she is. I can almost hear her scream. What kind of depraved monsters are they? What pleasure can killing this child bring anyone?"
"The people of Kobane are desperate for the world to see with their own eyes the atrocities inflicted by these filth," the source, recognized only as 'Ali' added.
The report also cites soldiers as saying that the girl, a woman and an older child – thought to be Melek's mother and sister – were seen being dragged out of a hiding place by the IS militants, during an airstrike in an unspecified date.
"Some have a flicker of home in their hearts that they might have escaped," Ali was quoted as saying.