Within 48 hours, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants threw men accused of being gay off towers, stoned women accused of adultery and crucified at least 17 young men.
Photos of the acts started to appear on ISIS-affiliated social media accounts, attributed to the “Information Office of the mandate of Nineveh,” a city in Iraq.
One of the images shows a man that has been thrown off a tower with a crowd gathered at the bottom. He was accused of “engaging in homosexual activities,” which is a crime according to the Sharia law which ISIS strictly follows.
Another image shows two men being crucified in front of a crowd and a woman that was stoned to death.
The other pictures show two men who were accused of banditry that are blindfolded and tied to crosses. Two ISIS members then step forward and shoot him with a handgun.
The last two pictures shown are of a woman in her burqa being stoned to death by a group of men. She is then covered by blue tarpaulin.
Apparently, the group crucified the 17 young men in 48 hours a retaliation for the deaths of 12 Syrian, Iraqi and Algerian jihadists.
“ISIS is sending a message to all people living under its control to say, ‘This is what will happen to any opponent,’” the IB Times said.
The U.S. military said it plans to send more than 400 troops, including special operations forces, to train Syrian moderates outside the country. Rear Admiral John Kirby said this will happen “over the next four to six weeks.”