Baghdad (AsiaNews/Agencies) - The Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday posted pictures appearing to show jihadists throwing a man "guilty" for being homosexual off a rooftop and then stoning him to death.
"The Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practiced sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city, and then stoned to death," read a statement accompanying the images.
Wilayet al-Furat (Furat province) refers to an area stretching across the Syrian-Iraqi frontier, where the Euphrates flows from Syria into Iraq at the Albu Kamal-Qaim border crossing.
One image shows a man whom the jihadists claimed was gay being hurled off a building at an unspecified location in Syria or Iraq. The next picture shows him lying on the ground.
The killing comes after IS militants in November stoned two men to death in Syria, claiming they were homosexuals.
The Islamic State emerged for the first time in all its brutality in the spring of 2013, in the context of the Syrian conflict.
Since then, it rapidly forged forward in the region, seizing large swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory, where it has imposed a reign of terror.