WARNING: This article contains disturbing images.
ISIS – also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – have released three pictures of a group of their members throwing a man off a building to his death on suspicion of being gay.
The horrific imagery was released by the group’s propaganda agency to inform prospective members of their barbaric practices.
The first images see the man being dangled over a high building, while the second sees him falling blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back.
The final awful picture sees him lifeless on the roadside as locals pelt his blood-covered body with stones and shout at him.
At first, the location of the pictures was identified as Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, but further reports have suggested it could actually be Damascus.
— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) August 5, 2017
Countless LGBT+ people have gone missing in Syria since ISIS took control of certain regions.
The Human Rights Campaign have previously reported that men who are under suspicion of being homosexual are actively targeted on social media and lured into a trap of extreme violence.
Last year, a 15-year-old boy was murdered after being caught “in the house of an ISIS leader” and accused of being gay.
Iraqi forces continue to fight back against the terrorist group, and recently took the ISIS stronghold of Mosul from them.
Meanwhile, The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA) – pronounced ‘Tequila’ – is a division of the anarchist International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), who are a relatively recently established fighting force in the north-east of Syria made up of LGBT+ soldiers.
Words by Lewis Corner