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Activists: IS Executes 217 Civilians, Soldiers Near Palmyra

Syrian observers say Islamic State militants have executed 217 people, including children, in the eastern region of Homs since they captured the historic city of Palmyra more than a week ago. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said the victims include nurses, women, children and Syrian government fighters. More than 600 people have been taken prisoner. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman tells the French News Agency that some of those executed were...

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