Purported executions in Iraq recall mass sectarian killings

June 16, 2014 1:39 AM

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In a chilling reminder of the mass sectarian killings eight years ago, an Al Qaeda splinter group that is waging a major offensive in Iraq posted gruesome photos online Sunday purporting to show the summary executions of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi soldiers, and indicating that Shiite Muslims were the principal targets.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is believed to have captured hundreds or even thousands of Iraqi soldiers when its fighters rolled through northern and western Iraq over the last week, seizing two major cities and wide swaths of territory. The offensive, a spillover of the civil war in...

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