The Islamic State (Isis) militants has executed a 15-year-old boy for being gay by throwing him off a roof as IS jihadists charged him with homosexuality after being captured "in the house of an IS leader" who was said to be Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi.
The senior Daesh officer, Abu Zaid who he was accused of having relations with was only demoted and sent to the front lines.
The execution is reported by local media to have taken place in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, south east of the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa on Friday 1 January.
The teenager was thrown down like a pack of bag off the roof in a main square of the city whilst the Isis leader was stripped off his position and sent to battlefields in Iraq. The callous punishment has been implemented dozens of times by Sharia courts since the militants took control of large parts of Iraq and Syria.
The Sharia courts sent the leader to fight in Iraq instead as a way of punishing him at a time the IS army chiefs are facing depleted numbers since losing ground in Syria and Iraq. IS has lost ground to the Iraqi army in Ramadi, Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and to the Syrian army and associated air strikes in Syria.
The punishment is often watched by crowds in the cities in the self-declared caliphate, where gay men have been executed by firing squad supervised by the extremists.