Islamic State beheads, crucifies in push for Syria's east

August 11, 2014 5:09 PM

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Islamic State beheads, crucifies in push for Syria's east

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State has crushed a pocket of resistance to its control in eastern Syria, crucifying two people and executing 23 others in the past five days, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The insurgents, who are also making rapid advances in Iraq, are tightening their grip in Syria, of which they now control roughly a third, mostly rural areas in the north and east.

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