Cairo // ISIL in Egypt executed five men it accused of working for the army, which is battling the extremists in the Sinai Peninsula.
In a series of photos published on Friday on the secure messaging app Telegram, five men presented as “spies” are seen lying face down on the ground before a militant shoots them in the back of their heads with an assault rifle.
Extremists have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 after vast protests against his rule.
An extremist insurgency has killed hundreds of security personnel, with most of the attacks taking place in the Sinai Peninsula.Attacks have also been carried out in other areas including Cairo.
The Egyptian army announced on Friday that it had killed “500 terrorists” since it launched a wide-ranging security operation in the Sinai in September 2015.
In October 2015, ISIL said it had blown up a plane carrying Russian tourists home from the Sinai resort of Sharm El Sheikh, which killed all 224 people on board.