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ISIS in Mosul hurl blindfolded prisoner off roof after accusing him of being gay

This is the moment ISIS extremists in Mosul hurled a blindfolded man off a roof after accusing him of being gay. A fanatic can be seen reading out charges against the prisoner, a man in his late 20s or early 30s, who is then dragged to the top of a building in the besieged Iraqi city.

Shocking pictures then show him being pushed off the roof in front of a baying crowd below.

Shocking pictures have emerged showing the moment ISIS extremists in Mosul hurled a blindfolded man off a roof after accusing him of being gay. Further pictures show him being forced off the edge of the building while a final gruesome image shows his blood-soaked body on the ground below.

Jihadists take the blindfolded man to the top of a building ahead of the gruesome execution

Homosexuality is punishable by death under the terror group’s brutal rule. The corpses of those executed in this way are often then stoned by onlookers. In the most recent example, a jihadist can be seen reading out charges against the prisoner in front of a crowd.

Further pictures show him being forced off the edge of the building while a final gruesome image shows his blood-soaked body on the ground below. The execution happened despite Iraqi forces fighting their way into more districts of ISIS-held Mosul over the last 24 hours.

But advances in the city’s southeast were being slowed by the terror group’s use of civilians for cover, military officials said. The United Nations said civilian casualties had streamed into nearby hospitals in the last two weeks as fighting intensified in the jihadist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.

Advances by elite forces in the city’s east and northeast have picked up speed in a new push since the turn of the year, and U.S.-backed forces have for the first time reached the Tigris river, which bisects the city.

‘They entered Hadba (district) today. There is a battle inside the city,’ Lt-Colonel Abbas al-Azawi, a spokesman for the Iraqi army’s 16th division, said.

Seizing control of Hadba, a large district, would likely take more than a day, and ISIS were deploying suicide bombers, he added. Recapturing Mosul after more than two years of ISIS rule would probably spell the end of the Iraqi side of the group’s self-declared caliphate, which spans areas of Iraq and Syria.

Andreas Berg
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