Islamic State militants execute man for ‘filming HQ’ in Syria

Beirut: Islamic State group militants have executed a man in northern Syria they accused of filming their headquarters and displayed his body on a cross, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

The man was put to death in the Aleppo province town of al Bab on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

His body was then strapped to a makeshift metal cross and hung with a sign reading “Abdullah al Bushi. Crime: filming Islamic State headquarters for 500 Turkish lira ($222) per video,” the Britain-based group said, citing witnesses on the ground.

“Judgement: execution and crucifixion for three days,” the sign hung around the man’s neck added.

IS has carried out repeated executions of those it accuses of spying or diverging from its harsh interpretation of Islam.

It has publicly beheaded suspects and hung their bodies from crosses in its own version of crucifixions…

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