A Syrian woman has reportedly survived stoning by ISIS militants in Raqqa city. File photo
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A Syrian woman stoned by militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) for alleged adultery and left for dead miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, local sources reported on Friday.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the IS extremists sentenced the woman to be “stoned for adultery” in the city of Raqqa, in northern Syria.
“Militants carried out the punishment and stoned her until they thought she had died,” the source reported.
“But just as they stopped pelting her with stones, the woman stood up and tried to flee.”
“An ISIS militant was about to open fire at her when an Islamist jurist intervened and stopped him saying it was God’s will that she did not die,” the observatory reported.
The IS jurist reportedly told the woman she could walk free but that she had to repent.
According to the Observatory, since July at least 15 people, nine of them women, have been executed by militants in Syria, including al-Qaeda-linked militants, since July for alleged adultery and homosexuality.