The Islamic State (Isis) militants, who practise the harshest form of Sharia law, reportedly amputated the right hand of a man accused of stealing a motorbike.
In areas controlled by Isis, brutal punishments such as beheading, stoning, crucifixions and amputations are common.
The radical Sunni group often, via its social media posts that are mostly addressed to Muslims across the world, claims that it follows the truest form of Sharia law. Dozens of brutal beheading videos, crucifixions and stoning photo reports have been posted on the internet by the jihadist group.
On Tuesday, Isis released a photo report showing its fighters amputating the hand of a man accused of stealing a motorbike in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The series of images show Isis fighters bringing in the accused before a crowd and then forcing him to stretch out his right hand on a table. One militant held his arm, while another chopped it off with a butcher's knife.
An image shows the alleged thief writhing in pain, while in another a doctor is seen treating him.
Local undercover activist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), confirmed the incident and stated that the Isis fighters publicly amputated the right arm of the young man on 26 February.
Abu Mohammed, an RBSS activist told The Independent that the man accused of stealing the motorbike was just 27 years old.