. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced it had executed seven prisoners, including two by crucifixion
. Group said it held the seven responsible for grenade attack this month
Published: 10:44 GMT, 30 April 2014
Islamic extremists have publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in northeastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group.
The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq said it had executed a total of seven prisoners who it claimed had carried out a grenade attack on one of its fighters earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqqa.
The group, which even Al Qaeda have been keen to distance themselves from, said on Twitter: ‘Ten days ago, attackers on a motorbike threw a grenade at an ISIL fighter at the Naim roundabout. A Muslim civilian had his leg blown off and a child was killed.
‘Our fighters immediately set up a roadblock and succeeded in capturing them. They were then able to detain other members of the cell.’
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights posted a photograph of the two prisoners being crucified at the roundabout.
Passers-by appear to be walking past the two men apparently unfazed.
One of the men is pictured with a banner wrapped round his body which reads: ‘This man fought against Muslims and threw a grenade in this place.’…