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Middle East IS purges Palmyra while taking another Iraqi city, activists say

Islamic State is hunting for government troops and fighters in the ancient Syrian city. Meanwhile, the Islamist militants captured another city in the west of Iraq.

REUTERS

Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days.