A local source in Nineveh province of Iraq has said that ISIS members flogged three men in central Mosul on charges playing football.
“ISIS men arrested three young men for playing football, one player wearing a Messi shirt in Martyrs’ Park in downtown Mosul," the source informed Iraqi News on Tuesday.
“ISIS militants have lashed every young man with 30 lashes in a public square in front of a crowd of people in central Mosul, as they are playing a game, which is prohibited in Islam. ISIS tore the T-shirt which carried Messi ‘s name.”
ISIS terrorists have been actively fighting in Iraq and Syria, and have carried out terrorist attacks on other countries.
Late on August, ISIS's number two man Abu Mohammad al-Adnani and the group's spokesman has been killed in Syria's Aleppo battlefields. He was appointed as ISIS's spokesman by al-Baghdadi last year. Al-Adnani, who was known for his aggressive speaking style, sought to inspire lone wolf attackers in Western countries.
Also earlier this month, Syrian rebels discovered disturbing rooms in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) territory that suggest they have been used as torture cells specifically to rape their female hostages. The supposed ISIS prison for women was located in the Syrian city of Manbij after it was recaptured by the Manbij Military Council, a faction of the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.