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Syrian Islamic extremists chop off thief`s hand, post grisly images on Twitter

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 13:08

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: Many Twitter users were in for a shock when a group of Islamic extremists live-tweeted images on Friday of a blindfolded man whose hand was being cut off as a punishment for robbery.

The series of tweets showed several people gathered around the thief whose right hand was placed tightly against the surface of a wooden plank. On the other side a masked man was seen holding a long sword.

The following images showed that the thief was lying on his back while his hand was bleeding profusely.

However, Twitter latter suspended the @reyadiraq account, which had about 96,000 followers and more than 20,000 tweets.

The group involved in such heinous incident is ISIS which is trying hard to topple Syria President Bashar al-Assad.

First Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 13:08
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