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IS Kidnaps Hundreds in Syria

An observation group says the Islamic State (IS) militants kidnapped 230 people in Syria, including dozens of Christians, some taken from a monastery. Word of the mass kidnapping comes as the deadline for the life of Croatian man in Egypt, whom militants have threatened to kill if Muslim women are not released from Egyptian jails, approaches. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says militants had prepared lists of names of people to capture in the strategic town of...

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