Islamic State militants 'burn to death 45 in Iraq'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 8:41

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Jihadist militants from Islamic State have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi.

IS fighters captured much of the town, near Ain al-Asad air base, last week.

Earlier this month, IS published a video showing militants burning alive a Jordanian air force pilot, whose plane crashed in Syria in December.

Al-Baghdadi had been besieged for months by Islamic State fighters before its fall on Thursday.