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Islamic State Killing Many Noncombatants, Monitor Says

The militant Islamic State group has killed 1,432 Syrians off the battlefield since the end of June, when it declared a caliphate in the territory under its control, a group monitoring the war said on Monday. The killings included deaths by beheading, stoning, shooting or slitting victims’ throats in noncombat situations. Islamic State, which has seized parts of northern and eastern Syria as well northern and western Iraq, has often publicly displayed bodies after the killings. The...

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