WorldViews: Syrian extremists amputated a man’s hand and live-tweeted it

By Liz Sly, Ahmed Ramadan, February 28, 2014

The extremist Syrian group deemed too radical even for al-Qaeda performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a hand.

The amputation took place in the remote rural town of Maskanah in the northern province of Aleppo, according to a series of tweets posted by the account of a supporter of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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