Isis affiliate cuts down “polytheistic” tree in Syria

An Isis affiliate operating in Syria’s southwest has cut down a tree because it believed locals were worshipping it instead of Allah.

Pictures and video widely shared on jihadist social media channels on Tuesday taken by the affiliated Khalid bin Walid Army showed a huge tree which they had decided to destroy because it was “polytheistic”.

In the pictures, two men clambered up into its highest branches and attacked it with a small chainsaw.