Saudi Islamist Brings 10- and 11-Year-Old Sons to Join Jihadists in Syria

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By Vittorio Hernandez | August 14, 2014 8:42 AM EST

 A boy receives treatment after he was wounded at a site hit by what activists said were two airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Badra Mamet (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A boy receives treatment after he was wounded at a site hit by what activists said were two airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Badra Mamet (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Another jihadist man decided to sacrifice his young sons' lives by bringing them to Syria to join Islamist militant. The al-Hayat newspaper identified the father as Nasser al-Shayeq and his two sons as Abdullah and Ahmed.

The daily said the Nasser told his ex-wife that he and the boys are going on a holiday in Turkey. He even posted a photo of themselves in Turkey. However, when she phone her sons to inquire about the photo posted in Instagram, her former husband told her the truth where he will bring their sons.

"Count your children as birds in heaven," Nasser admonished his ex-wife, indicating the possibility that they may die in Syria and be considered martyrs for the Islam faith.

A second photo of the trio surfaced with the Islamic state's black flag as background and both boys, held by Nasser, each clutching an AK-47 rifle. Nasser was smiling and brandishing a grenade on one hand.

Reports of what Nasser did comes on the heels of Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf posting over the weekend photos of his young son holding the decapitated head of a Syrian shoulder which sparked outrage in social media and prompted Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to cancel the passport of Sharrouf, who has joined extremists in Syria.

Read: Foreign Ministry Cancels Passport of Aussie Jihadist Who Posted on Twitter Photo of Son Holding Decapitated Head of Syrian Soldier

Although many Saudi citizens have joined Islamist militant groups overseas, news of what Nasser did to his sons made the Saudi government open a hotline with the Turkish government to seek assistance in bringing back the two boys home.

The following YouTube report says that even young European teenagers are joining the jihad in Syria.

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A boy receives treatment after he was wounded at a site hit by what activists said were two airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Badra Mamet (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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