he spy aged EIGHT: How American forces recruited a young boy to plant a chip on his stepfather - an Al Qaeda target in Yemen - so they could kill him in a drone strike
New allegations claim that an 8-year-old Yemeni boy who was abandoned by his biological family was then roped back into their clutches
The boy's biological father works for the Yemeni Republican Guard, which helps U.S. forces, and they asked have an al Qaeda operative located
That operative had been added to the U.S. 'kill list'
The Republican Guard knew that one of their officer's children had been taken in by that target, Adnan al-Qadhi, so they called the biological father and asked him to have his son place the chip on the surrogate father
The boy complied and days later, Qadhi was killed in a drone strike
By Daily Mail Reporter
A shocking new story reveals that the U.S. army inadvertently had an 8-year-old boy turn into a spy and place electronic tracking devices on his surrogate father so that they could spot him and kill him in a scheduled drone attack.
The 8-year-old boy and his biological father have confessed to helping spy on the al Qaeda officer, and now the biological father is believed to have been executed while the fate of the young boy remains unknown.
The thorough story was reported by The Atlantic, who claim that the boy, named Barq al-Kulyabi, helped lead American drones to an al Qaeda operative named Adnan al-Qadhi who had been placed on the U.S. ‘kill list’ due to his role in the Yemeni branch of the terrorist organization.
Spy kid: Barq, 8, was recruited by his biological father's colleagues to place tracking chips in the coat of the man who had taken him in and cared for him, who happened to be an al Qaeda officer
The story of how Barq went from living on the streets of a small village to covertly placing electronic trackers on a man less than two days before he was killed in a drone strike is a heart-breaking one filled with family allegiances and financial struggles.
Barq was sent away by his father and mother who lived in Sanaa to go live with a wealthier distant relative in the smaller town of Bayt al-Ahmar, where al-Qadhi lived.