Islamic State terrorists have released pictures of themselves throwing a man off a roof for allegedly being gay.
The murder took place in an area of northern Iraq controlled by the Islamic State.
Nine armed insurgents, their faces concealed by black balaclavas, are shown gathered on the roof of a three-storey building, while their victim plummets to the ground below.
Whether the man was killed instantly is not known. But the images, posted on a jihadist website, provide further evidence of the brutal rule imposed on large areas of Syria and Iraq by IS fanatics.
This is the third occasion on which a man has been killed in IS’s domain for allegedly being gay. A statement accompanying the pictures reads: “The Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practised sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city”.