A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State fighters released in September 2014..
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A Syrian woman accused by ISIS of being an adulteress and sentenced to death by stoning in the "Islamic State" stronghold of Raqqa, managed to survive the punishment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.
The human rights group, based in the UK, reported that the condemned woman was stoned in al-Fredos Street until ISIS militants thought she was dead, but she managed to rise up and began fleeing. When one of the militants tried to shoot her, an ISIS Sharia judge prevented him saying that "her sentence is done, let her go and repent to her God," according the report.
Two weeks ago, ISIS released a series of execution pictures that included two gay men, an adulteress and two Iraqi bandits, according to another report by the human rights group.
The photos reportedly show that the woman accused of adultery was taken away from a large crowd and executed in a secluded wooded area.
The UK-based rights group also reported that the four month battle over the Syrian town of Kobani, which had become an important symbol of the fight against ISIS, finally came to an end on Monday, with Kurdish fighters celebrating a victory.