Blindfolded man is shown being led to the centre of the street before his hand is cut off
Blindfolded man is shown being led to the centre of the street before his hand is cut offIsis

The Islamic State (Isis) has released graphic images of a man having his hand amputated in Syria after being found guilty of theft by an Islamic court.

A large crowd of men and boys gathered to watch the punishment, which was carried out after Friday prayers in the city of al-Bab, in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

Crowds gather in Aleppo to watch the amputation being carried out
Crowds gather in Aleppo to watch the amputation being carried outIsis

Blindfolded by a beige tasselled scarf, the victim is shown wearing a black leather jacket and being led into the centre of the street.

His hands are tied behind his back while an Isis fighter is shown grabbing the man by his neck.

Medical items are shown on a table during the amputation
Medical items are shown on a table during the amputationIsis

A bearded man wearing a shirt and brown scarf is seen apparently waiting patiently for the victim. The man is later shown tending to the victim's freshly amputated arm while wearing a pair of white surgical gloves.

Subsequent images show several medical items on a small wooden table, including plasters, a reel of plastic tape, and a brown plastic bottle possibly containing an anti-septic or a pain killer.

An Isis doctor is shown wearing while surgical gloves before he tends to the amputee
An Isis doctor is shown wearing while surgical gloves before he tends to the amputeeIsis

The final few images show the doctor cleaning up the bloody stump and applying plastic tape to bandage up the wound.

The photos of the amputation were released just hours after Isis publicly crucified a man in Aleppo. The man reportedly admitted that he had dropped small microchip tracking devices near strategic Isis buildings in Aleppo.

The man's bloody stump is cleaned up after his hand is cut off
The man's bloody stump is cleaned up after his hand is cut offIslamic State

Isis has gained a fearsome reputation for carrying out brutal punishments for crimes such as blasphemy, adultery and sorcery.

The victim's stump is finally bandaged after his hand is cut off
The victim's stump is finally bandaged after his hand is cut offIsis

Last week, the militant Islamist group publicly whipped three men in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk for the crime of drinking wine.

Images of the men, who appeared to be in their late 40s, showed them kneeling on a large carpet with their hands resting on their laps while an Isis fighter dressed in black whipped them on their backs.