ISIS Crucifying Ramadan Violators ‘Every Day’ in Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) are crucifying residents “every day” for violating fasting rules during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, according to a monitoring group.

Rami Abdelrahman, the director of the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)—which uses an extensive network of sources and contacts on the ground in Syria—confirmed to Newsweek that ISIS caged, lashed and crucified two people last week in the Syrian town of Mayadin in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. The group also crucified a person in the town of Bukamal.