Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi bans gruesome execution videos?

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has issued a decree banning the gruesome execution videos by the group.

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015, 09:50 AM IST
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi bans gruesome execution videos?

Baghdad: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has issued a decree banning the gruesome execution videos by the group.

The barbaric propaganda execution videos have been banned by their leader as they can offend the youngsters, according to a report in the Daily Express.

The Islamic State will now reportedly show only the beginning and the end of the execution video.

Baghdadi's decree reveals a change in the tactics of the group whose gruesome execution propaganda videos have become synonymous with the Islamic State which even shows children beheading the victims.

Several videos have been released by the Islamic State since it took over large swathes of Syria and Iraq last year which shows different forms of executions including beheading, setting a Jordanian pilot on fire, drowning and killing prisoners locked in a car with a rocket launcher.

In one such shocking video, a young boy is seen decapitating a captive and then placing his head on the body.