Two young boys, reportedly under the age of 18, have been executed and crucified in Eastern Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
The sickening incident took place in the city of Al-Mayadeen, nearly 45 km to the southeast of ISIS-held Deir ez-Zor.
The bodies were hanged from a crossbar near the Islamic State’s religious police station, with a placard hung around their scrawny necks announcing their crime: “Not Fasting Without a Legitimate Excuse”.
Crucifixion in public places has been extensively used by the terror group to punish victims for not adhering to its strict Islamic ideology. This method also severs the group achieving another objective; intimidating civilians who might think of violating the laws.