ISIS Kills 13 Teens Over TV Soccer Game for Allegedly Violating Sharia Law

A masked ISIS militant reads the charges facing the two men tied to a cross, who were later shot in the back of the head for banditry, Mosul, Iraq.
A masked ISIS militant reads the charges facing the two men tied to a cross, who were later shot in the back of the head for banditry, Mosul, Iraq. | (Screengrab: JustPaste.It)

The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has executed 13 teenage boys solely because they were found watching a soccer match, an act that has apparently been deemed punishable by death under ISIS' sharia law.

According to the Syrian activist organization Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group closely monitoring executions carried out by ISIS militants, the 13 teens were caught last week in the Al-Yarmouk district of the Iraqi city of Mosul watching the Iraq vs Jordan Asian Cup soccer match, which was held in Australia.

After being caught watching the game, which Iraq won 1-0, The boys were rounded up by ISIS militants and were later publicly executed via a firing squad using machine guns.

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Before the execution occurred, the report states that a militant announced the teens' crime over a loudspeaker to let the public know the teens were being executed for watching a soccer match, which has subsequently come to light as the newest in a long list of violations against Islamic State's strict brand of religious law.

After the teens were killed, their adolescent bodies were left out for the public to see.

"The bodies remained lying in the open and their parents were unable to withdraw them for fear of murder by the terrorist organization," the report stated.

It is no secret that ISIS' strict brand of sharia law has impeded upon many of the basic life liberties that are enjoyed by many outside of the group's stronghold. The news of the 13 teenagers' execution comes just days after the Islamic State released its newest wave of propaganda execution photos.

As recent news reports have indicated, the militant group's latest execution spree led to the execution of 20 people within a 48-hour time span.

Being punished for one of the gravest violations of ISIS' sharia law, two gay men in Mosul were publicly executed last week after being accused of committing a homosexual act. The gay men were thrown to their death from the top of an extremely tall brown brick building, in front of a large crowd. The photos captured the gay men being prodded to the edge of the building's roof. The following photos showed the men falling hopelessly to their death. Another photo showed their mangled bodies laying on the ground for the public to see.

Also included in ISIS latest round of execution photos were two bandits. The bandits were transported to the execution block in the back of a pickup truck with their wrists tied crucifixion style to a metal cross-like structure. Both men were taken out of the truck and were shot in the back of the head after a masked militant read the crimes they were being executed for. Their bodies were left to dangle on the crosses after they were killed.

Photos also showed Militants stoning to death a veiled woman who they accused of adultery.

Additionally, 16 men from the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor and one from Raqqa, who were accused of fighting against ISIS' military ranks, were crucified before being shot as they were executed for apostasy.

The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights reports that the execution of the 17 opposition fighters is likely in retaliation for the recent assassinations of ISIS officials.

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