ISIS militants have started crucifying civilians accused of spying on billboards and letting their bodies hand at the boards for days.
One of the victims has been identified as Milaad Aubugeeba, a 37 years old man whose body, dressed in orange with the word ‘spy’ written on top of it was hung from a billboard for two days.
After victims are dead, the families of the deceased are stopped from retrieving their bodies.
The U.S. estimate of IS terrorists in Libya has doubled as the fighters are now finding it difficult to enter Syria, according to CNN, which quoted U.S. intelligence officials as saying there may now be up to 6,500 IS fighters in Libya, twice the number previously thought.
“ISIS is investing heavily in Libya,” an official was quoted as saying.
“They (IS) continue to be a substantial threat, but the potential numbers have declined,” White House spokesman
Josh Earnest was quoted as saying. “ISIL is having more difficulty than they’ve had before in replenishing their ranks, and we have long been aware of the need of the international community to cooperate to stop the flow of foreign fighters to the region.”
“The decrease reflects the combined effects of battlefield deaths, desertions, internal disciplinary actions, recruiting shortfalls, and difficulties that foreign fighters face traveling to Syria,” Emily Horne, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, was quoted as saying.
In a recent propaganda video, titled “To the Sons of Jews,” IS showed child soldiers executing shackled prisoners in a “game” of hide-and-seek.
A group of young IS terrorists were then shown studying and practicing martial arts with an instructor. The next scene showed the selection of six of the young recruits, all masked and apparently below the age of 9, by the instructor to play the “game.”
They were shown as stalking six tied-up victims in an ancient fortress, shooting five of them in the head from close range and then beheading the sixth one. The prisoners were all accused of spying in the IS territory.