- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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.

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