ISIS chief  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has issued a decree banning the barbaric execution videos his militants have become famous for - because he's worried about their image.

Al-Baghdadi is said to have sent a letter to all of his media offices saying they were no longer allowed to show graphic, violent scenes in their carefully edited videos, which caught the attention of the wider world with the emergence of 'Jihadi John' in 2014.

He is said to have claimed the decision was based on not offending other Muslims, who might think the videos are scary for children.

But ARA News reports that the decision has created a divide in ISIS ranks.

Some agree the videos, which often show people being put to death in horrific ways, including being drowned in cages, thrown off buildings and blowing people up, are not good for the image of the so-called caliphate.

But then there are others who think the disgusting and barbaric clips, which they proudly share, are good for intimidating their opponents. 

Courtesy: Daily Mail