Photographs taken in ISIS stronghold Mosul shows in gruesome detail how ISIS following Sharia Islamic law in amputating the right hand of a thief.
They first pump their victims full of drugs before using a massive meat cleaver to cut off the hands.
Hundreds of people are seen lining the streets of the oil-rich city to get a better view of the barbaric act, which is carried out by several masked militants led by a white-bearded elderly man named Abu Ansar al-Ansari, who appears to be orchestrating proceedings.
Photographs of the horrific punishments are being shared by pro-ISIS social media users, who use the Arabic file sharing website Nasher to exchange images of the terror group’s latest atrocities.
The images begin by showing charge sheets carrying ISIS’ chilling black and white logo which accuse the prisoners of stealing.
Crowds of men are then shown lining the streets to witness the savage punishments, with young boys clambering on to their father’s shoulders in order to get a better view.
Keeping the baying crowd in line are dozens of heavily armed militants, who wear military fatigues as they stand facing the onlookers in an intimidating fashion.
The next shots showing in gruesome detail the medical preparation for the sickening amputations. The men’s arms are pumped full of drugs and wrapped in tight bandages both to lessen the agony of the sickening act and to reduce the amount of blood flowing from the open wound.
Images of the actual amputation itself show militants crowding around the victim, while ropes are used to pull his arm taut and allow the cleaver-wielding jihads and clean strike.
While most of those involved cover their faces, one elderly militant known as Abu Ansar al-Ansari does not cover his thick white beard as he oversees the entire atrocity.
The distinctive fighter has become notorious in recent months after appearing in numerous videos released by ISIS showing their barbaric acts.
After having his hand hacked off, the victim is seen receiving medical treatment to ensure the wound does not become infected.
His arm is wrapped in thick bandages and more anaesthetising drugs are seen being pumped into his body to numb the pain before he is driven away from the crowds in the back of a van.