Two teenage girls were reportedly stoned to death by ISIS militants in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, for committing adultery.
The girls have been identified by only their first names, Hasna, 17, and Madiha, 16.
They were found in a house with two men, Abu Zubair al-Idlbi and Maher Hameed, the ISIS-led Sharia Court said in a statement obtained by ARA News.
The men were referred to as “strangers” to the girls.
"The victims were accused of committing adultery with two older men, identified by the Sharia Court as Abu Zubair al-Idlbi and Maher Hameed," the Sharia Court source reported.
Ahmed Ramadan, a local media activist told ARA News, “The execution took place in the Hamidiya district of Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday afternoon, where hundreds of people gathered to witness the stoning of the two young girls."
Sharia officials conducted an investigation and determined the girls had committed adultery. Their punishment was death by stoning.
Hamdeed and al-Idlbi were publicly flogged with 50 lashes by ISIS militants.
“The decision of the Sharia Court raised the anger of Deir ez-Zor’s residents, who considered it unfair to kill the two girls by stoning and merely flog the men and set them free,” Ramadan said.
ISIS recently stoned four women to death for committing the crime of adultery, International Business Times reports. The “adultery” the women committed occurred when they were raped by ISIS militants.