Islamic State (Isis) extremists have stoned a woman to death in the street after she was accused of adultery. The jihadists are known for their brutal interpretation of Sharia Law and regularly dish out horrific punishments to citizens who dare to break their rules.
On this occasion the jihadists reportedly forced civilians to take part as 'it is Ramadan'. The feared Daesh (Isis) Islamic police, or Hisba police, detained the woman in al-Tahrir district in the city before accusing her of committing adultery. A Sharia Court sentencing her to death by stoning in public.
Since IS declared their caliphate in Syria and Iraq they have publicly executed hundreds of soldiers, civilians, activists, and journalists on various crimes. The extremists have sentenced people for death for swearing, selling cigarettes while women have been killed for committing adultery.
A report published by the ARA News network based in Iraq, that could not be independently confirmed by IBTimes UK, said the execution took place outside a mosque. Media activist Abdullah al-Malla said: "Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Zahraa mosque in eastern Mosul to witness the execution of the woman."
An eyewitness told the news outlet that the jihadists called on a number of civilians to participate in stoning the victim, saying that they should show commitment to Allah during the holy month of Ramadan.
The eyewitness said: "They called on people to take part in the execution, saying we're in the holy month of Ramadan and we should show commitment to Allah's Sharia and that the woman deserved death for committing adultery".
Mosul is the largest city held by IS in Iraq and is set to come under pressure from the Iraqi army, Kurdish forces and western-led coalition airstrikes. US President Barack Obama has said that he believes Mosul will fall by the end of the year, but a sustained attack will come after the fall of Fallujah which is currently under siege from the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen.
In May, it emerged that brutal IS extremists executed a seven-year-old boy by firing squad after he was heard swearing while playing a game of football with his friends. The boy, named locally as Muaz Hassan, was playing in the de facto capital of Raqqa when a militant walked past and said he heard him cursing.