The executioners chose stones "smaller than a baseball" in order to prolong the couple's death
ISIS militants stoned a couple to death in a town in Iraq as a crowd watched, unable to do anything.
According to a witness speaking to NBC News said, "It is a terrible scene I wish I did not remember."
NBC News reports that the couple who are said to be in their 30s were convicted of adultery by an ISIS court. They were then led out in front of a crowd of some 200 residents in Ar Rutbah in western Anbar province, who stood by as eight fighters carried out the execution.
“They brought the man and the woman, they tied their hands and covered their faces, and started to stone them," the witness added, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he feared for his safety.
"The executioners chose stones "smaller than a baseball" in order to prolong the couple's death", the witness said.
The couple screamed in agony for much of the 15 minutes it took them to die, he added. “What ISIS did is exactly what had been mentioned in the Quran — to punish married people who commit adultery.
“ISIS fighters are supported by some people in my town. I have to admit that the town is more secure than before when it was under the control of Iraqi security forces, because they pursued sectarian goals,” the witness added.