Meat cleavers used by ISIS to amputate hands of convicted thieves.
(photo credit: TWITTER)
Islamic State henchmen recently chopped off the right hand of two men who were said to have committed theft in the Aleppo province, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported.
In pictures that were disseminated through social media, photographs show a crowd of people standing and watching as two blindfolded men are hauled into a gated area in the town of Dar al-Fath.
The photos then show what appear to be meat cleavers. Subsequent pictures show the amputated hands of the convicted men.
The jihadist organization that has set up a quasi-state across large swaths of Syria and Iraq has shocked observers across the Middle East and the West by meting out brutal methods of punishment and torture.
Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group there released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, drawing Cairo directly into the conflict across its border.
Earlier this month, ISIS radicals disseminated a video showing the immolation of a Jordanian air force pilot taken captive as a POW.
ISIS has also decapitated Western hostages that fell under its thumb as the organization expanded its reach.