Photographs of a man believed to have been gay being thrown off a building and stoned to death have been posted by the Islamic State group.

The photos were posted on Tuesday, and were accompanied by a statement explaining that the man had been suspected of having “practiced sodomy”.

It read: “The Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practised sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city, and then stoned to death.”

The images show the man being thrown off a building at an unspecified location suspected to be in Syria or Iraq.

Another shows him lying on the ground.

Last month two men were stoned to death by Islamic State in Syria, both who were accused of “practicing sodomy”.

A video featuring a fighter allegedly with ISIS, the Islamic State, who warns against gays, drug dealers and paedophiles teaching in “infidel countries,” and says gays are “the worst of creatures” and “like animals”.