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Jihadists burn 45 prisoners to death in captured Iraqi town

Col al-Obeidi said the motive was unknown but he believed some of the victims were members of the security force

Reports reveal that Islamic State Jihadists have burned forty-five hostages to death in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi.

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The killings were announced by local Iraqi police chief, Qasim al-Obeidi.

Col al-Obeidi said the motive was unknown but he believed some of the victims were members of the security force.

He then pleaded for help from the government and international community and said the compound, which houses the families of security personnel and local officials, was now under attack.

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This comes after Egypt retaliated with airstrikes in Libya shortly after a gruesome video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians had been released.

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