Daesh behead four Al-Shabab footballers and the manager
The Islamic State militants have beheaded four footballers and the manager of Al Shabab de Raqqa accusing them of being Kurdish spies.
The Islamic State accused the men of being traitors, spying for the Kurdish YPG, and the killings took place in a city square, in front of hundreds of people including young children.
Photographs of the the aftermath of the gruesome execution, together with pictures of three of the players lining up for their side in the days before ISIS invaded, were released in a series of tweets by protest group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
This is not the first attack on football by ISIS. Included in their campaign against the sport were the recent killings in the Real Madrid supporters clubs in Iraq.