- WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Islamist group live-tweeted punishment of a thief in northern Syria
- Photos were posted online showing a man having his hand chopped off
- Group claimed the man requested the punishment to 'cleanse him of sin'
A group of Syrian Islamist militants posted a series of photographs of a man having his hand cut off in a live-update on Twitter.
The live-feed of the amputation, which was carried out in the northern town of Maskanah, near Aleppo, was re-tweeted by several Jihadi social media channels.
The group responsible, militant organisation ISIS - Islamist State in Iraq and Syria - claimed the man, an alleged thief, had requested to be punished in this way.