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Report: Islamic State Executes Nine Men, One Boy For Being Gay

| by Michael Allen
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The Islamic State terrorist group reportedly executed nine men and a 15-year-old boy for being gay in Syria on Sept. 21.

According to Rami Abdel Rahman, of the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, seven men were shot to death in Rastan, central Syria, by Islamic State group "after accusing them of being homosexual," notes Agence France-Presse.

Two men and the teen were killed in Hreitan in northern Syria.

In Islamic State-controlled areas of Syria, homosexuality, witchcraft and allegiance to Syrian President Bashar Assad are executable crimes.

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Rahman told the Daily Mail the boy had been arrested and locked up at age 14, earlier this year.

Rahman said Islamic State members destroyed cameras and videos from a crowd that watched the executions.

In the past, Islamic State has released videos and pictures of its members proudly executing people in the desert (pictured above) and tossing gay people off buildings.

Islamic State has executed more than 3,000 people since the terrorist group began its bloody caliphate in June 2014, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

Jessica Stern, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, told the Daily Mail that the persecution of homosexuals has been happening in Iran and Syria before Islamic State group took over sections of those countries.

"In addition to men perceived as gay, trans-identified people and lesbians are among those who have been raped and killed," Stern told the Daily Mail.

Sources: AFP via Yahoo News, Daily Mail / Photo credit: ISIS/Daily Mail Screenshot