Sources report that Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) have executed a 15 year-old boy by throwing him off a roof in Syria’s eastern city of Deir ez-Zor for being gay and in a relationship with a high ranking ISIS officer.
“The horrific execution took place in front of a large crowd,” a local media activist and an eyewitness told ARA News in Deir ez-Zor.
“The boy was accused of being engaged in a homosexual relations with the prominent ISIS officer Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi,” media activist Sarai al-Din told ARA News.
While the boy was executed, Abu Zaid was expelled to Iraq to fight on the front lines after being renounced and his leadership position taken away
The Sharia Court in Deir ez-Zor had demanded the execution of Abu Zaid for being homosexual, but the ISIS top commanders insisted to let him join the battlefronts in Iraq instead.