#AceNewsServices – SYRIA – (Aleppo) – June 28 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) killed and then crucified one of its own members for corruption on Friday, AFP quoted a watchdog and jihadist sites as saying.
Before the crucifixion, the man was shot in the head three times in an area north of Syria’s Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
AFP cited photographs showing the crucified man with a sign saying: “Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali. Sentence: execution and three days of crucifixion. Motive: extorting money at checkpoints by accusing drivers of apostasy.”
The message was signed by “The prince of believers” – allegedly referring to ISIS chief Abu Baqr al-Baghdadi.
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(DailyMail SYRIA – 30 April 2014) – Islamic extremists have publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in north-eastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group.
The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said it had executed a total of seven prisoners who it claimed had carried out a grenade attack on one of its fighters earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqqa.
The group, which even Al Qaeda have been keen to distance themselves from, said on Twitter: ‘Ten days ago, attackers on a motorbike threw a grenade at an ISIL fighter at the Naim roundabout. A Muslim civilian had his leg blown off and a child was killed.
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Punishment: Two men in Raqqa, Syria, were crucified this April for allegedly killing an Isis fighter
Brutal: The images, which could not be independently verified, appear to demonstrate Isis’s uncompromising brand of hardline Islamist justice
‘Our fighters immediately set up a roadblock and succeeded in capturing them. They were then able to detain other members of the cell.’
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted a photograph of the two prisoners being crucified at the roundabout.
Passers-by appear to be walking past the two men apparently unfazed.
One of the men is pictured with a banner wrapped round his body which reads: ‘This man fought against Muslims and threw a grenade in this place.’
Abu Ibrahim Alrquaoui, who described himself as a founder of the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, told FoxNews.com that those killed had previously fought against the Syrian government of Bashir al-Assad.
He said he witnessed the executions and took photographs which are now being circulated online.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were not the first crucifixions by ISIL. On April 16, its fighters executed a man for theft from a Muslim in the same way.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted a photograph of the two prisoners being crucified at the roundabout with passers-by walking past apparently unfazed
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were not the first crucifixions by ISIL
ISIL’s exactions caused a backlash against them from rival rebel groups, including Al-Qaeda’s official Syria affiliate Al-Nusra Front, who joined forces against its fighters from the start of the year.
ISIL has now been forced out of much of northern Syria but its fighters remain entrenched in Raqqa – the only provincial capital entirely outside Syrian government control – and much of its surrounding province.
The group also carried out three executions in the Raqqa provincial town of Tal Abyad, on the Turkish border, and two more in the town of Saluq, the Observatory said.
Last week, ISIL claimed responsibility for a series of explosions which killed 28 people and left more than 40 injured at a political rally in Iraq on Friday.