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ERBIL – The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group stoned four of its own militants to death on charges of “committing adultery” in Shaddadi city in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, local sources reported on Friday.
Three local militants and a Tunisian national were accused of adultery and stoned to death on grounds of a decision by the ISIS-led Sharia Court in Shaddadi.
“The four members of Daesh were arrested in a prostitution house in the city, and they were stoned to death in front of a crowd of people in central Shaddadi on Friday,” a local media activist who witnessed the sentence told ARA News, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
The source, who preferred to stay anonymous for security concerns, confirmed that the incident was the first of its kind in Shaddadi city.
“We have never witnessed the execution of ISIS militants on charges of committing adultery before,” he said.
Speaking to ARA News, pro-ISIS media worker Abu Zainab al-Hashimi said: “Al-Hisba committee in Shaddadi has raided several houses in the city after receiving information about prostitution activities there. Several women, including Syrians, Iraqis and Tunisians, were caught committing adultery for money.”
“What surprised us the most is that several members of the Caliphate’s forces were among them. Thus the Sharia Court took the right decision of stoning them all to death, so that everyone knows that Sharia is being applied on anyone who violates the law of Allah, regardless of his or her affiliation,” Abu Zainab said.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News