The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of “sorcery,” the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse.
“ISIS executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city.
In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband.
All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said.
ISIS has beheaded local and foreign men in Syria, including enemy combatants, aid workers and journalists as well as people it has deemed as violating its hardline interpretation of Islamic law.