Islamic State jihadists behead ‘sorcerer’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group said Thursday it beheaded a man in public on charges that he was a “sorcerer”.

The jihadist group released pictures of the execution on a square in Nahyat al-Alam, a few kilometers north of the Iraqi town of Tikrit,

One picture showed what the IS statement called “talismans” found in the victim’s possession, but appear to be nothing more than prayer beads and a green Shiite banner.

Some residents who spoke to AFP said the executed man was a Sunni who had recently joined the police in Samarra, a town further south which is under government control…