As many as seven boys are believed to have attacked the as-yet unnamed victim in Al Dahthath village in the country’s northern Ibb province.
Locked in a wooden cage, the defenseless boy was doused with gasoline before being set alight.
The boy would only survive after a group of locals heard his pleas for help.
That said the ten year old boy would be left with horrific burn injuries on his legs.
Local journalist Mohammad Mouzahem was told about the attack and posted details of it on his Facebook page, according to Gulf News.
The journalist would tell that, ‘the villagers took him to a local hospital where he received treatment for burns to one of his legs.’
The boys are understood to have been inspired by murders committed by ISIS after using mobile phone apps such as WhatsApp to share videos of the militant Islamic group’s atrocities, despite living in a remote village where electricity supplies are unreliable.
During the attack, the boys are said to have assumed different terrorist roles, with the ‘leader’ sitting in a chair and giving orders to the collective.
News of the attack on the 10 year old Yemeni boy comes just weeks after video emerged showing a group of young Yemeni boys reenacting the murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants in Libya.
Mobile phone footage was reportedly filmed somewhere on the Gulf coast in Yemen.
Video would show five young boys, possibly aged around 10-years-old, wearing only trousers, being led to a beach by five teenage boys.
The teenage boys are fully dressed, their faces covered by scarfs to imitate the masked murderers of ISIS.
On the way to the beach, the older boys each pick up a stick, mimicking the collecting of knives by the executioners in the beheading video of 21 Syrian soldiers released in November 2014.
Lined up on the beach, the young boys are forced to their knees and stare down at the sand whilst they await their mock execution.
Reflects this author: Militant observation or dangerous child play?