Put to the Torch: ISIS Kidnaps More Egyptian Christians, Threatens to Burn Captured Kurdish Fighters

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KIRKUK, Iraq – Kurdish fighters have beaten back an ISIS assault near the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the Kurdish capital. At one point, the two sides were too close for coalition air strikes. The assault by fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State comes as disturbing reports are trickling out about more ISIS atrocities. The police chief in the town of al-Baghdadi says ISIS burned alive 45 members of the local security force and their families.

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