Amid 'Foreign Fighter' Concerns, Kerry Comments on Photo of Boy Holding Severed Head in Syria

patrick.goodenough | August 13, 2014
Font Size

Amid discussions between U.S. and Australian ministers over the threat posed by foreign fighters in the Syria conflict returning to their home countries, a photograph emerged online of a young Australian boy, the son of a jihadist fighting in Syria, holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier. Secretary of State John Kerry called it “one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed.”