A series of pictures in Arabic shows an illuminated wall in an Islamic State stronghold, which was captured by the Syrian army last month, a Syrian opposition source said, according to The Jerusalem Press.
The picture was taken in the eastern district of Deir al-Zour, an area where the group controls large parts of the city, including the northern countryside.
In the picture, two masked men can be seen approaching the illuminated wall.
The caption in Arabic reads: “A young man sits under a large beam, and then his legs are bound, his hands and feet are tied, and his head is covered with a scarf.”
The caption says the picture is from Deir ez-Zor and was taken on April 7.
The Syrian opposition group said it released the picture to mark the Islamic calendar’s 60th anniversary.
A video posted by a Syrian group on YouTube on April 13 showed a masked man with an armed man holding a knife to an elderly woman.
The man is shown pulling out the knife and pulling the woman to the ground.
The footage was recorded in Idlib province, where the Islamic group operates in the northwest, including in the town of Azaz, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The group’s presence there is also reported to have increased since the U.S. air strikes against the group.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said on April 15 that Islamic State fighters have captured a large part of the northwestern province of Dej Tal in Syria’s Idlib province.
The Observatory reported that a total of 2,500 Islamic State members were killed in the fighting in Dej, which lies in the Idlib countryside.