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        12/10/2013, Tevet 7, 5774

      Syria: Lashes in Town Square for 'Adultery' as Sharia Law Reigns

      Syrian cities under rebel control are being ruled by a strict interpretation of Islamic, or Sharia, law - as a video surfaced this week showing a man being served with lashes demonstrates.

      Sharia courts are run by groups associated with Al Qaeda, including the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Authority of the Sharia system apparently applies to all areas of daily life, and have the power to dole out capital punishment.