MOSCOW,(RIA Novosti) –
Islamic State (IS) fighters have beheaded a man for allegedly working for Syrian President Bashar Assad and announced that all who insult Allah are to be executed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Friday.
“Der-Ezzor province: ISIS executed a man from al-Mayadin city in al-Jerdaq yard, on the charge of working for Bashar al-Assad as a cop, and judged him with ‘al-Radda’,” the London-based observatory said on its official Facebook page.
“ISIS fighters have announced today that everyone [who] insults Allah will be executed and beheaded,” SOHR said.
The group is notoriously known for its extreme violence. Earlier, the IS released videos showing the executions of US and UK citizens. In addition, Algerian militants linked to the IS filmed the execution of a French national over Paris’ support for the US-led anti-IS airstrikes. On Sunday, Western media reported that a Russian citizen was shot to death by the jihadi group this spring.
The Islamic State (IS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, the group extended its attacks to northern and western Iraq, declaring a caliphate on the territories that had fallen under its control.
The United States and a number of its allies have been carrying out airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq since August. In September, the coalition started conducting attacks against the IS in Syria as well.