An English-speaking boy and an extremist have appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video that shows the murder of five hostages it claims worked for the British intelligence services.
The 11-minute footage, which was released by the Isis media wing, includes a “message for David Cameron”, read by a masked man with a British-sounding accent who threatens attacks in the UK.
Standing behind five kneeling hostages in orange jumpsuits, the unknown extremist repeatedly points a gun at the camera while claiming to be preparing an invasion of Isis fighters in Europe. The video then appears to show the murder of the hostages.
The clip, which has not been independently authenticated, concludes with footage of a young child in military fatigues, who warns in English: “We are going to go kill the kafir [non-believers] over there.”
In what appeared to be a conscious emulation of Isis videos featuring the British extremist known as Jihadi John, the footage shows the suspected killer wearing a balaclava-style mask and directly addressing the prime minister.
Read more: The Guardian