Islamic militants Sunni jihadist group state (EI) stoned to death on Thursday a man accused of adultery in the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, according to several witnesses have revealed the execution.

Stoning, which would have taken place on Thursday, had been issued by one of the Islamic courts set up by the State itself in areas under their control.

This is the first implementation of this type perpetrated by this militia in Iraq, though they had transcended itself and punishments in neighboring Syria, where Islamic State began its offensive to create a caliphate in the region.

In July, several activist organizations revealed that EI militants stoned two women also for adultery in the Syrian Raqqa province, a stronghold of Sunni rebels fighting against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.