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A video uploaded to social networks yesterday shows men in underwear being marched barefoot in the desert

Isis fighters killed 150 captured Syrian soldiers, new video footage shows

Isis fighters killed more than 150 Syrian troops who were captured in recent fighting in north-eastern Syria, new images have revealed.

Young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed by Isis

YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'

Soldiers were captured when militants stormed Tabqa airbase

A file photo dated 27 August 2014 of a UN peacekeeper carrying equipments at the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights

Syrian ‘armed group’ captures 43 UN peacekeepers amid fighting in Golan Heights

UN agency says another 81 personnel monitoring Syria-Israel border have also been trapped in positions

A masked fighter brandishes the IS flag

British Islamic extremist boasts he would be 'honoured' to perform execution

The masked Isis fighter said he hoped God would give him the chance to behead a westerner

Shirley Sotloff, who lives in Florida, appeals to the captors of her son, freelance journalist Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff's mother appeals to Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to free her son in video

'I am Shirley Sotloff. My son Steven is in your hands'

Peter Theo Curtis reads a statement to reporters outside his mother’s home in Cambridge, Mass

Syria crisis: Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis returns home to family

Mr Curtis disappeared in late 2012 after being seized by the Nusra Front

Druze men in the Golan Heights look on as smoke rises from the fighting between forces loyal to President Assad and rebels over the control of the Quneitra border crossing

Syria crisis: Rebels seize border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qa’ida-linked group, have seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, activists and rebels said.

Palestinian children smile while walking through a scene of destruction

Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there

Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 26

Israel-Gaza crisis: What are the terms of the peace deal and what do both sides want?

The 50-day war was fuelled by long-standing issues between Gaza and Israel

People stand on the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo

Syria conflict: UN report accuses Assad regime of massacres and crimes against humanity

The report called war-torn Syria the 'world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe'

Ice Bucket Challenge: Kurdistan’s deputy PM isn’t taking part in ALS campaign because he's 'trying to solve a humanitarian crisis'

Qubad Talabani apologises for not joining in just yet but says the current humanitarian crisis takes precedence  

Two boys walk past destroyed homes in northern Gaza, close to the border with Israel, just before the whole region was shaken by violence and then relieved by a new ceasefire last night

Israel-Gaza conflict: 50-day war by numbers

The latest conflict has left more than 2,200 people dead, mostly civilians

A US official said Douglas McAuthur McCain, a US citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State group

'US Isis fighter' Douglas McAuthur McCain dies 'fighting alongside Islamic State militants' in Syria

McCain was reportedly found dead by Free Syrian Army fighters

Fighters from ISIS marching in Raqqa, Syria (AP)

US steps up reconnaissance flights targeting IS as third American aid worker kidnapped by the militants is identified

The flights, comprising both manned aircraft and drones, were approved by President Obama over the weekend

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