beheadings

Afghan Hazara step up protest after beheadings

Thousands of members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority demonstrated on Wednesday against government inaction over the killing of seven members of their community by Islamist militants who dumped their partially beheaded bodies. The mainly Shia Hazara have long faced persecution in Afghanistan, with thousands massacred by the Taliban and al[…]

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20,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings, airstrikes

An Egyptian border official says some 20,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State radicals. The video, showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, prompted Cairo to launch retaliatory airstrikes and ban Egyptians from traveling to the increasingly volatile North African country.[…]

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Egypt strikes IS in Libya after mass killing video

Egypt said Monday it has launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio Monday, marking the[…]

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