Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL) jihadists executed two alleged spies and crucified another to a road sign in Syria, the Daily Mail reports.
“Images have emerged showing two men – bound and dressed in orange jumpsuits – kneeling on the ground as hundreds of jeering insurgents surround them,” mentions the U.K.-based news outlet.
“Masked men dressed in black have their weapons trained on the captives, while young boys force their way through the crowd to catch a glimpse of the helpless men,” it adds. “Another picture shows a deceased man hanging from a post with a sign hanging around his neck. The onlookers in the photograph seem unphased by the man’s limp, crucified body.”
The brutal murders took place in the Syrian city of Al-Bab.
Crucifixion appears to be a method used by ISIS to scare into submission its enemies and the inhabitants of the territory under its control.
ISIS crucified a 17-year-old boy in Aleppo, Syria, in October 2014. According to the United Nations, ISIS terrorists are murdering children by crucifixion and burying them alive. Christian and Yazidi minority children are common targets.
However, children are not the only victims.
In June 2014, Breitbart News reported that ISIS crucified nine men, including eight rebels fighting both President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the jihadists themselves.
Late on Friday, ISIS released footage showing its jihadist members parading 17 Iraqi-Kurdistan fighters, also in orange jumpsuits, through the streets of Kirkuk, Iraq.
The Kurdish soldiers were shackled in cages.
“Posts on social media implied the men – shackled in cages – would suffer the same fate as a captured Jordanian pilot who was burned alive by the extremists,” reports the Daily Mail.
Kurdish fighters have been battling ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria with the support of the U.S.-led airstrikes.