A video was circulated over the internet showing a man’s corpse fastened to a cross with a banner hanged above his head which read the man was killed because he had murdered someone to still his assets.
People in Raqqa are living under a harsh condition caused by ISIL extremist rule.
The Syrian army which has been fighting with a massive foreign-charged insurgency for three years, has not been able to do much for saving the town.
There are many reports of tortures, radical punishments and public executions coming from Raqqa, while many incidents remain unreported because people fear they may get caught by ISIL members.
The ISIL first came into town on May 15, 2013, and swiftly executed men they said were working for the government.
At first, they seemed a rebel group, as residents described, and a better-organized alternative to the rebels who occupied the city earlier but failed to bring governance or peace for months.
A broader agenda slowly emerged afterwards and began to gather pace each week with al-Qaeda getting more power and more extreme.
Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.