Islamic StateÂ religious leaders ordered all children born with DownÂ syndrome to be executed immediately, reports Iraqi activist group Mosul Eye.
Unconfirmed reports claim ISIS Sharia judges have made a fatwa (religious decree or order) instructing ISIS fighters to murder â€œnewborn babies with Downâ€™s Syndrome or congenital deformities and disabled children.â€ The order allegedly came fromÂ Abu Said Aljazrawi, an ISIS Sharia judge hailing from Saudi Arabia.
According to Mosul Eye, 38 children have already been executed, mostly by lethal injection and suffocation.
Though the reports are unconfirmed, the fatwa does follow the same path as previous actions against children. In February, the U.N. reported ISIS was using children as sex slaves, human shields and bomb makers.