Middle East

ISIS militants stone man to death in Iraq: witnesses

A view is seen of destroyed houses close to Mosul Dam in northern Iraq August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

BAGHDAD: Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria militants in Iraq stoned a man to death in the northern city of Mosul after one of their courts him to die for the crime of adultery, witnesses said Friday.

The stoning, which happened Thursday, was the first known instance of the punishment by ISIS militants in Iraq, although it has been previously reported in Syria.





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