Photographs from the video were reportedly circulated by a host of jihadi social media accounts, which said that the incident occurred on Friday in a rebel-controlled region of the Aleppo province. In the video, a blindfolded man is being held down with his hand placed on wooden table.
The militants, some with their faces covered & one carrying a large sword, appear to pose for the cameras as the alleged thief is braced for his ordeal. ‘Jihad News’ said the alleged thief, in the north Syrian town of Maskanah, had confessed to his crimes & „requested” the form of punishment according to strict traditional religious codes. The account claimed he had ‘asked that his hand be cut off to cleanse his sins.
The punishment was carried out by an al-Qa’ida-affiliated group known as Isis, or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Mainly composed of fighters from outside of Syria, Isis is…
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