Australian Boy Holds Syrian Severed Head

In an image that Australian prime minister Tony Abbot has strongly condemned, a young boy—allegedly the son of an Australian terror convict now with ISIS in Syria—is shown holding up a severed head. The image was posted to the Twitter page of the boy’s father, Khaled Sharrouf, with the caption “That’s my boy.” Abbot says the photo, which was apparently taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, shows “just how barbaric” ISIS militants are. Sharrouf was thrown in jail in 2009 for four years for being part of a cell planning attacks in Sydney and Melbourne. He was banned from leaving the country after his release, but used his brother’s passport to escape to Syria with his family.