IS militants have frequently staged mass executions of their enemies and the civilian population, in which dozens and even hundreds of prisoners have been shot in the head.
Later, individual and mass beheadings were staged theatrically for IS propaganda photos and videos posted online. The terrorists have also used other barbaric methods of execution, including decapitation with explosives, drownings, and burning the victim alive in a cage.
They have also used RPG rocket launchers to execute prisoners tied to poles and have killed several people trapped in a car with a single rocket-propelled grenade.
The symbolic short list of “bad jihadists” raised eyebrows, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calling it“contradictory.” However, according to Lavrov, the criteria for labeling Syrian militant groups as terrorists is going to be discussed further.