A leading Islamic State authority who served as the head of the terror group’s so-called police force — and who counted among his duties the oversight of beheadings — has now himself been found beheaded, with a cigarette stuffed in his mouth.
The man, believed to be an Egyptian national, served as the deputy “emir” of the al-Hesbah policing force in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, according to Reuters.
He wasn’t named in the report, but his body was discovered near a power plant with a message scrawled right into his skin that said, “This is evil, you Sheikh,” Reuters reported. The cigarette stuffed into his mouth was perhaps a symbolic message, given that the Islamic State bans smoking in public, the news agency reported.
It’s not clear who beheaded him.