Two weeks after claiming responsibility for the horrific school massacre of 141 people, including 132 children, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video of a young child, identified as the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah, justifying the group's actions, the SITE Intel Group reported Friday.
"Regarding our battle today with the tyrants, which include the Pakistani government and its apostate army, I will clarify for you their reality," the child said in the video according to a translation by SITE, ABC News reported. "It is an American army and it has no zeal or morals. Those bastards, hypocrites, polytheists and agents of the Jews and the Christians, those thieves, highway robbers and drunkards… Our war will continue with them until the war meets its end."
The video was released through the Mehsud Media Foundation, a jihadi media group, according to SITE. The group identified the child as Fazlullah's son who appears to be holding a rifle in the video.
After the attack on the school, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban told Al Jazeera that the children were killed in revenge of military actions against the Taliban in North Waziristan. The TTP said many of their family members had been killed in the Pakistani Army's operation.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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