ISIS has released images claiming to show the execution of three ‘spies’ in the groups’ Libyan stronghold by a man in a wheelchair.
The photographs allegedly sees the wheelchair-bound executioner crucifying one of the men in Sirte, central Libya, on Tuesday.
The images were released on the same days as U.S Secretary of State John Kerry pressed for direct action against ISIS in Libya during a meeting of Western leaders in Rome.
Execution: One of the photos shows an ISIS fighter sat in a wheelchair next to a man kneeling in an orange jumpsuit while tied to a rope before the ‘crucifixion’ in Sirte, central Libya
One of the photos shows an ISIS fighter sat in a wheelchair next to a man kneeling in an orange jumpsuit while tied to a rope before the ‘crucifixion’.
Another image shows a man with what appears to be a bloodied and battered face, tied up and ‘crucified’ on the structure. A note taped to his body reportedly reads ‘spy’.
A third image shows a man without a note, however, it is not clear whether or not this is the same person or whether he is dead or alive.
The executions took place in Sirte, the birthplace of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the group’s only stronghold in the North African country.
ISIS forces have attacked oil infrastructure and established a foothold in Sirte, exploiting Libya’s current power vacuum where two rival governments have been battling for supremacy.