Islamic State supporters have targeted President Donald Trump's 11-year-old son, Barron, for assassination, in the wake of the terror organization's crippling losses in the Middle East.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), ISIS supporters are calling on other adherents to assassinate Barron and have shared the location and name of his school on a well-known Telegram channel.
The initial call to assassinate the presidential son was reportedly sent by an ISIS supporter on Nov. 21. The post included a Google map pinpointing the location of the boy's school.
"Using the hashtag 'handle the son of the mule of America,' the supporter, who uses the name 'Dak Al-Munafiqeen,' Arabic for 'striking the hypocrites,' wrote: 'Barron Trump goes to this school in Washington,'" MEMRI noted, as reported by Washington Free Beacon.
"The post was followed by a photo of Barron Trump. To widely disseminate the call for assassination, several pro-ISIS Telegram channels have shared and forwarded the post," the institute continued.
ISIS has been facing severe losses in the Middle East, and its remaining fighters who have not surrendered are now being bombed mercilessly by allied forces.
Despite suffering defeat, supporters of the terror group have been issuing threats against prominent figures, including Pope Francis and members of the United Kingdom's royal family.
Earlier this week, a pro-ISIS media group released a propaganda poster depicting a beheaded Francis with the message: "I swear to avenge every single drop of blood that you spilled and every house that you have destroyed."
The gruesome poster was released just days after another image began circulating through pro-ISIS social media accounts showing a masked man behind the wheel of a car heading towards St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
Late last month, ISIS followers posted a chilling threat against four-year-old Prince George on Telegram with a message saying, "Even the royal family will not be left alone."
The post included a picture of the young prince outside his school in Battersea, South London, along with its address and the comment, "school starts early."
The message also featured words from a jihadi song which was translated as "When war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation."
In September, the terror group also released a video challenging Prince Harry to fight jihadis, and threatening to send him and his Apache helicopters "to hellfire."
Telegram has been labeled as a "breeding ground" for terrorists, and it is now being monitored by British spies in an effort to stop further attacks in the U.K.
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