BEIRUT – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday executed and crucified one of its own men for corruption in Syria, a watchdog and jihadist sites said.
Photographs posted on websites showed the body and bloodied head of a bearded man with a placard reading: “Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali. Sentence: execution and three days of crucifixion. Motive: extorting money at checkpoints by accusing drivers of apostasy.”
The text is signed by “The prince of believers,” thought to refer to ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Before being crucified, the man was killed by three bullets to the head at Bab in the north of Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Mainstream Syrian rebels and the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra accuse ISIL of responsibility for a string of atrocities.