ISIS militants in Syria executed and crucified one of their own men for corruption, according to a report Friday by Al Arabiya News.
Pictures on websites showed the body and bloodied head of a bearded man with a placard reading: “Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali. Sentence: execution and three days of crucifixion. Motive: extorting money at checkpoints by accusing drivers of apostasy.”
The text is signed by “The prince of believers,” thought to refer to ISIS chief Abu Baqr al-Baghdadi, the report said.
Before being crucified, the man was killed by three bullets to the head at Bab in the north of Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Over the weekend, ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham — shortened its name to the Islamic State and declared the areas it occupies in Iraq and Syria as the start of a new caliphate.
The militant group said it was ushering in “a new era of international jihad.”
A separate statement Sunday from the Syria human rights observer based in London said eight men were hung in the public center of Deir Hafer for three days.
The men were charged with joining “Awakening” movements in the city, the human rights group said.
Another man was “crucified alive for eight hours” in al-Bab.
The report didn’t specify if the man was killed.
“Typically the men ISIS crucifies are shot in the head first, then hung for public viewing with their arms tied to a horizontal beam,” CNN said.
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