New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) – The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the...
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Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Assyrians citizens hold placards during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Sabtiyesh area east Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Islamic State militants snatched more hostages from homes in northeastern Syria over the past three days,...

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Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

BEIRUT (AP) – The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
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Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Russia-backed separatist fighters stand on self propelled 152 mm artillery pieces, part of a unit moved away from the front lines, in Yelenovka, near Donetsk, Ukraine,Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that...

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) – The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing them as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by...

Muslim group: ‘Jihadi John’ resembles UK man Mohammed Emwazi

LONDON (AP) – A London-based Muslim lobbying group says there are “striking similarities” between the masked militant known as “Jihadi John” and a London man named Mohammed Emwazi. Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked...
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Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

Russia-backed separatist fighters stand on self propelled 152 mm artillery pieces, part of a unit moved away from the front lines, in Yelenovka, near Donetsk, Ukraine,Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that...

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) – The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing them as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by...