The Islamic State stoned five women to death in Iraq's Mosul city after accusing them of not wearing the Islamic veils to cover their faces.
Kurdish officials in Mosul revealed to Iraqi media that the gruesome punishment was carried out in the Ghazlani camp of the Isis-controlled city.
"ISIS elements stoned five women to death in Ghazlani camp in Mosul. This came under the pretext of not wearing the veil and refusing to comply with the orders of the organisations," an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iraq told IraqiNews.com.
Isis is known to carry out extreme punishments on civilians, including women and children, under its control over charges of not complying with the rigid diktats of the group, which seeks to impose medieval Islamic laws in its caliphate.
Isis has executed scores of women after accusing them of committing crimes such as adultery, witchcraft, and refusing to follow its religious protocol.
Just last month, Isis in Syria stoned to death two women for adultery. In one of the cases, the woman was allegedly not a virgin at the time of her marriage, reports said.