- It was posted to Twitter on Sunday by an anti-Islamic State activist in Syria
- It is believed to be the latest chapter in the group's propaganda campaign
- It follows a series of shocking posts of young boys being radicalised
- The terror group grooms children to take part in jihad from a young age
A sickening propaganda image linked to the Islamic State terrorist group has surfaced with a newborn baby sleeping next to a grenade, handgun and what appears to be a birth certificate.
The image, which has not been verified, was re-posted by anti-ISIS activists in Syria with the warning: 'This child will be risk to you not just to us'.
Posted to Twitter on Sunday by Abu Ward Al-Raqqawi, the group claims the chilling snapshot was originally taken by the terror organisation to radicalise the next generation of jihadis.
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The sickening image of a newborn baby pictured next to a handgun, grenade and Islamic State birth certificate
The post says the newborn child is called ‘Jrah’, while its mothers name is ‘Om’ and its fathers name is ‘Abu.’
It also claims the certificate next to the baby is an 'ISIS issued ID for a child.'
The image was released by Abu Ward Al-Raqqawi in the hope of garnering attention to the international threat posed by ISIS.
The image has yet to be verified but it bears strong similarities to earlier ISIS propaganda.
Last September, a harrowing image was released by the group of a baby dressed as a fighter lying on an Islamic state flag beside grenades and enormous automatic firearms.
In August, notorious Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf posted a Twitter image of his seven-year-old son gripping the severed head of a Syrian soldier, with the accompanying caption 'that's my boy!'
The chilling snapshot was re-posted by anti-Islamic State activists in hopes of garnering international attention to the threat posed by the depraved militant group
The image bears a strong resemblance to earlier ISIS propaganda, such as this image of a baby lying on an ISIS flag surrounded by weapons
In August, notorious Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf released this image of his seven-year-old son holding a severed head
ISIS has made it a policy to groom children to take part in jihad, brainwashing them from a very young age.
Online propaganda is an integral part of this process, with the group using scores of social media accounts to disseminate their messages to youths around the world.
In February, Australia's Attorney-General George Brandis announced an $18 million initiative to battle extremist propaganda in Australia.
The operation, which will be launched in July, will employ a team of technology experts to assess the impact of extremist propaganda.
The government also plans to seek the help of platforms such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, to counter extremist messages.
Khaled Sharrouf with his gun-wielding sons: ISIS has made it a policy to groom children to take part in jihad, brainwashing them from a young age
Another image spread online by the group shows a boy barely school age clutching an automatic rifle