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Islamic State (ISIS)

Islamic State's No. 2 leader killed in airstrike in Iraq: White House

The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq earlier this week, the White House said Friday.<p>Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was traveling in a vehicle near Mosul, in northern …

Middle East

Islamic State doesn't destroy all antiquities -- it saves some to sell on the black market

The war against antiquities being waged by<p>Islamic Statemilitants is part of a codified, systematic campaign of cultural annihilation, experts say, that reached a new apex with the demolition of a 1st century temple in Syria.<p>The Sunni Muslim extremists' appetite for destruction of priceless …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Islamic State has executed at least 30 gay people, UN meeting told

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for executing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights …

Middle East

Islamic State demolishes 1,500-year-old monastery with bulldozers

The Islamic State group demolished an ancient monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria Friday near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists and a Christian priest said.<p>The extremist group posted photos on social media Friday showing …