ISIS insurgents crucify then shoot four men in the middle of a Raqqa street as the terror group suffers heavy losses in the Syrian city
AhlulBayt News Agency - Bloodthirsty ISIS insurgent have released a series of gruesome photographs showing the crucifixion and execution of four men in Raqqa.
The vile images show the men being tied to poles by the so-called Islamic State fighters in the middle of the day in the terror group's Syrian capital.
Two of the photographs then show the balaclava-clad insurgents aiming a gun at the heads of their blindfolded prisoners in the middle of the busy street.
The executions took place in Raqqa three days April 2, according to the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The killings were held as ISIS suffered heavy losses in the north of the city, with the largely Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces backed by US-led air strikes gaining significant ground.
Last week, it was claimed ISIS killed 15 of its own members in the largest execution of the militant group's security services so far in Syria.
The killings follow the arrest of 35 members in Raqqa at the weekend, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict through a network of sources on the ground.
The members were killed in connection with the assassination of senior IS figure Abu Hija al-Tunisi, who died on Wednesday in an air strike.
Meanwhile, government forces and their allies entered a second central town that was held by ISIS.
State TV said Syrian troops and pro-government fighters pushed into Qaryatain near Homs at the weekend, after days of intense clashes with ISIS extremists outside the town.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that troops entered the town from the south and north under the cover of Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
The advance comes a week after Syrian forces recaptured the historic central town of Palmyra from ISIS.
ISIS has suffered major defeats in Syria over the past months amid intense airstrikes by Russian warplanes.
The Syrian army command said in a statement that troops have 'restored security and stability to Qaryatain and farms surrounding it'.