26 Feb '15, 7pm

#islamicstate smashes ancient Iraq artifacts

This screengrab, taken from video released Feb. 26, 2015, by the Islamic State group, shows militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. Screengrab Related Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220 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. ‘Jihadi John’ named as Kuwaiti-born west Londoner The masked Islamic State militant who appears to have beheaded several foreign hostages in Islamic State videos has been identified by British security services as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British citizen from west London, according to the BBC. Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs Mortar shells land by Somali...

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