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Islamic State’s alleged latest video features an English-speaking boy threatening to kill ‘non-believers’ in the UK

The video purports to show the execution of five men who confess to charges of “espionage”.

Syria conflict Source: PA Wire/PA Images

A NEW VIDEO that has emerged, allegedly made by Islamic State but as yet unconfirmed, features a young boy who sends a warning to the UK in English spoken with a British accent.

At the end of the undated video the young boy says that “we are going to go kill the kafir (non-believers) over there”.

The video appears to be a clear attempt to replicate the infamous execution videos which featured the British radical Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as ‘Jihadi John’, who was killed in a US air strike late last year.

Syria conflict The five hostages shown in the alleged Islamic State video Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Syria conflict Source: PA Wire/PA Images

In featuring a British-accented, masked radical, the video strikes a very similar feel to that of the Jihadi John videos.

The man references Britain’s “handful of planes” carrying out air attacks on Isis targets in Iraq and Syria.

Five men are shown in shackles and red jumpsuits in the video, filmed at a desert location, who confess to filming and photographing sites in exchange for money within the de facto Syrian capital of the Isis caliphate Raqqa, before apparently being shot in the back of the head.

In the video the British-accented man dismisses British Prime Minister David Cameron as an “imbecile”.

The man repeatedly gestures to camera with a gun and threatens that an Isis invasion of Europe is imminent.

The five men are believed to be Syrians who hail from Raqqa.

The British foreign office issued a terse statement last night saying only: “We are aware of the video and are examining the content”.

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