Islamic State has beheaded ten of its fighters after they abandoned their posts, according to reports.
A Sharia court found the men guilty of high treason after they fled from Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the north western Iraq city of Mosul.
“The militants were found guilty for evacuating a post at the battlefront, where clashes took place between them and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces,” media activist Abdullah al-Mallah told a Syrian news agency.
“The Sharia Court of Mosul decided to behead them in front of hundreds of ISIS members in order to prevent others from taking such a move without the permission of their military leadership.”
The six Syrian nationals and four Western jihadis were executed in the public square of a nearby town.
Last month, 73 fighters were beheaded for running away from a fight with Kurdish Peshmerga forces.