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160 troops slain by Islamic State in Syrian desert

U.N. force trapped in south

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 3:37 a.m.

Armored vehicles from peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force wait to cross Thursday from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights to Syria.

The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.

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Israeli soldiers watch Thursday as armored vehicles from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force cross from the Israe... (By: ARIEL SCHALIT) (Credit: AP)

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