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  1. ISIS Takes Christian Hostages, Report Says

    The militants are reportedly lashing out. U.S.-backed Kurds have won key victories against ISIS, and now ISIS has apparently taken at least 90 members of an ancient Christian community near the town of Hasaka. The location is key, near the Iraqi border area where militants carried out atrocities against another religious minority, the Yazidis. Already thousands of Christians in communities whose roots date back essentially to the time of Christ have fled Iraq — and many of them have sought safety near Hasaka.

    The Guardian, Reuters

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