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The concept of "martyrdom," death in battle against "infidels," is a key element of the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. IS issues photos of dead militants online, hailing them as "martyrs" in propaganda efforts.
A former U.S. ambassador to Iraq has accused Iran of playing an "unhelpful" and "very damaging" role in Iraq by furthering sectarian tensions.
A 25-year-old Kyrgyz woman stopped in Moscow as she planned to fly to Istanbul to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria has said she had been prepared to "blow herself up in a war zone."
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