MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) – Militants from the Islamic State, a radical Sunni group controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria, publicly beheaded a man accused of blasphemy, Reuters reports.
A jihadist website confirmed the information, adding that the man pled guilty to charges, according to Reuters. It also posted several photographs from the execution. One of them showed a man dressed in black holding a sword above a blindfolded and kneeling person, the news agency stated.
In November, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that over 1,400 people had been executed in Syria since June. The bodies of people killed for violating Islamic law are often left in public places.
Currently, a US-led international coalition of over 60 states is carrying out airstrikes against IS targets both on Iraqi and Syrian territory in order to destroy the group.