Some terrorists under the umbrella of the Islamic State in Syria, ISIS have added to their ruthless capital punishments by publicly beheading a man over allegations that he practiced witchcraft.
A crowd of onlookers watched on as one of the militants who covered his face with a mask decapitated the victim in a village outside the terrorist’s stronghold and de facto capital Raqqa.
The exact details of the victim’s alleged witchcraft practce that led to his brutal death was not disclosed.
The unknown man was charged with ‘invoking magic’, and the use of an axe and wooden chopping block to carry out the beheading do little to counter claims that ISIS are little more than murderers with a Dark Age view of the world.
A teenage boy and another man were seen leading the man to his execution place with his hands bound to his back.
According to Mail Online, photographs of the execution and the crowds who watched it were released by ISIS-affiliated media, and were reported by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently – an anti-ISIS activist group based in the city who document the terror group’s barbarism in its de facto capital.
The man who could possibly be in his 60’s or early 70’s was blind folded before his head was cut off on a chopping wood.
One of the photos showed an unmasked man supposed ISIS cleric probably reading out the charges against the victim shortly before he was executed.
The Islamist group are known for barbaric executions of victims through various capital punishments which most times, lead to the death of the victim.
Lately, they burnt one of their victims, a Jordanian pilot to death after keeping him in their custody for about a month.
They also threw one of their victims from a seven-storey building in the town of Tal Abyad in Raqqa, supposedly in punishment for him having a ‘homosexual affair’.
Although the man survived the fall, he was subsequently stoned to death by a waiting crowd at the foot of the tower.